Phil Dunlop

Born in South London to a Chinese mother and a British father, this contrast of cultures informed my view of the world. Early travels and a love of cinema led to a career in portrait and fashion photography.

A recurring theme in my work is the exploration of form and space. I use movement to create an energy which often helps me discover the best silhouette. Conversely, in my portrait photography I look for stillness, which is where I think character can be found in the moments of quiet around the conversation.

For me, the purpose of shaping light is to suggest mood. Outside of the studio, this mood must be uncovered. I’m fascinated with finding harmonious patterns of geometry and colour, an approach which informs my editorial and more reportage personal work.



  • AnotherMagazine
  • ES
  • Esquire
  • Glass
  • Kinfolk
  • Metal
  • Rain
  • Rollacoaster
  • Twin
  • Wallpaper*
  • Wonderland
  • Centrefold
  • Icon Panarama
  • Icon El Pais
  • Telegraph Luxury
  • Hero Magazine
  • Port
  • Vogue Australia


  • Anthony Joshua
  • Annabelle Wallis
  • Akhram Kahn
  • De La Soul
  • Eden Hazard
  • George Mackay
  • Grace Wales Bonner
  • Hussein Chalayan
  • Jack Lowden
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr
  • Marc Newson
  • Max Lamb
  • Noel Gallagher
  • Natalie Imbruglia
  • Neymar
  • Rosin Murphy
  • Sergei Polinin
  • Thomas Keller
  • Paapa Essiedu
  • Emma Appleton


  • Agent Provocateur
  • Beats By Dre
  • Farfetch
  • Gemfields
  • Hunter Boots
  • Matches
  • Mr. Porter
  • Neous
  • Samsung
  • Stella McCartney
  • Studio Nicholson
  • Tasaki
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Zalando
  • Whistles
  • Lily Gabriella
  • Calvin Klein
  • Fawaz Gruosi
  • Ineos
  • Muji
  • Vashi
  • Borgo de Noir