Troika Photos was founded in 2000 by picture editor Bridget Coaker and photographer Michael Walter. Combining experience in editorial and fine art, our small ambitious agency publishes worldwide. We have worked on large commissioned projects, including the re-development of St Pancras International train station and Royal Mail stamp launch campaigns, as well as intimate commissions like the wall hanging series for a Pupil Referral Unit in Aylesbury. Editorially we have worked on stories such as the conflict in the Former Yugoslavia and the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
We aim to bring together our experiences in editing, curating and image-making to make pictures and videos that work for their very particular purposes, whether that is for a newspaper; a magazine; the web or the wall. Our network of photographers and video makers, with their diverse skills, gives us a great range of possibilities for getting the best results for our clients.
Our experience enables us to offer visual public relations advice on our clients’ media requirements, from an initial concept through to development and final delivery to targeted media. Take a look at our marketing and PR portfolio to see what we can do for our clients.
We also offer video services and have produced a number of videos for our art based clients including commissions for the London Art Fair and the Format International Photography Festival. To see a small selection go to our video portfolio.
We are always happy to discuss ideas so please do get in touch.
Bridget is also a picture editor on a national newspaper. On top of that she is a regular portfolio reviewer at Arles, Houston and Stockholm photography festivals; wore a judge’s hat for the Photographers’ Gallery Fresh Faced and Wide Eyed in 2013 and curated Residual Traces: a photographic response to the 2012 Olympics at Photofusion in Brixton.
Previously she was Head of Picture Syndication at the Press Association and the London Bureau Chief of Australian Consolidated Press.
Bridget has recently written articles for 1000 words and Photoworks.
Michael has [worked as a photographer for over 25 years and has] photographed extensively in Former Yugoslavia during and after the civil war as well as in Sudan, Zambia, Libya, Chad and Iran and on commission for the Guardian in Iraq during the war in 2003.
At home he has shot feature portraits for the corporate sector and for the financial press and has worked on longer term projects such as the re-development of St Pancras International.
Michael studied Fine Art print-making and photography at Bristol Polytechnic and the Slade School of Art and continues to pursue his own fine art work which can be seen here.