Troika Photos is a London based photography and video agency, which 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 the 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 skills in editing, curating and image-making to create 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 advertising/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.
For musicians and singers we have recently introduced a new service combining photographic portraits, audio and promo videos, which we are quietly excited about. Full details can be seen on the troika.productions website.
We are always happy to discuss ideas so please do get in touch.
Bridget Coaker is a picture editor based in London, where she has worked for national newspapers and magazines. She was formerly Head of Photos at the Press Association and the London Bureau Chief of Australian Consolidated Press.
In addition to her editorial experience, Bridget has curated a number of exhibitions including “Residual Traces”, a photographic response to the 2012 Olympics, at Photofusion in Brixton, and in 2009 was Director of the Hereford Photography Festival where she presented photography about the image of the child in “Seen But Not Heard” and curated the retrospective show of photojournalist and filmmaker John Bulmer.
Bridget is a visiting lecturer at a number of UK Universities, including at the University for the Creative Arts; the University of Derby; Plymouth College of Art and the University of Westminster.
In 2011 she joined the steering committee of the FORMAT International Photography Festival and participated in the North East Photography Network Symposium on Photography Publishing and the Future of the PhotoBook.
Bridget has also written for the online art photography magazine 1000 Words; for Photoworks; for The Guardian and is a contributing writer for the book “Exhibiting Photography” published by Focal Press.
Bridget has been a guest reviewer at international photography festivals including, Photoespana, Spain; Daegu Photography Biennale, South Korea; Contact International Photography Festival, Canada; Fotofest, US; Format International Photography Festival, UK and Rencontres D’Arles, France.
In 2015 Bridget was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Photography, UK.
Michael 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 infrastructural projects such as the re-development of St Pancras International.
His skills include video making and editing and he was commissioned to make short review videos about the London Art Fair and FORMAT International Photography Festival.
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.