Representing researchers and photo editors for film, television, documentary, and publishing projects. Championing visual literacy.

Claire Cottrell
Founder, Head of Research

Claire is a specialist researcher with eighteen years
of experience working in film, television, and branded content.

Her experience ranges from leading research teams for multimedia projects with The New York Times, to concept studies for Chanel, color studies for Gap, and design studies for Apple; and film projects for HBO, Netflix, Warner Bros., Element Pictures, Anonymous Content, Caviar, and the BBC. 

Amelia Lang
Head of Photography

Amelia has fifteen years of experience working with photographers, arts and culture institutions, and book publishers. From 2011-2020 she held roles as Editor, Executive Managing Editor, and Associate Publisher at Aperture Foundation in New York.

Her experience in photography book publishing ranges from gallery and museum partnerships such as Matthew Marks Gallery’s Ellsworth Kelly, Photographs, compilations and anthologies including Photography is Magic by Charlotte Cotton and the Tate Modern catalogue The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection; to surveys on photographers Stephen Shore, Josef Koudelka, Emmet Gowin; and artist monographs with
Jo Ann Callis, James Welling, and Robert Cumming.

Amelia helped launch the first issue of The Photobook Review with Aperture and Paris Photo and project managed Daido Moriyama’s live bookmaking event Printing Show: TKY. At Aperture, she also led fundraising campaigns, patron trips, and represented the publishing program at global art fairs and portfolio reviews.


Special Projects is a research space for film, television, commercials,
music videos and editorial projects. We look for images on the internet and in books.

Who do we work with?

Production Companies & Studios ª

Somesuch, Iconoclast, Object & Animal, Anonymous Content, CANADA, Park Pictures, Stink, RadicalMedia®, RESET, Rattling Stick, PRETTYBIRD, Epoch, Gorgeous, Superprime, Smuggler, MJZ, Landia, Partners & Spade, HBO, Warner Bros.

Directors ª

Kim Gehrig, Patrick Daughters, Ibra Ake, Felix Brady, Wes Anderson, Armando Bo, Yoann Lemoine, Ricky Saiz, Adam Hashemi, Salomon Ligthelm, Nadia Lee Cohen, Wally Pfister, Guillermo Navarro, We Are From LA, Ellen Kuras, Bennett Miller, Paul Hunter, Michael Bay, Brian Beletic, Randy Krallman, Adam Berg, Frank Budgen, Cheryl Dunn, Ed Templeton, Filip Engstrom, Johnny Green, Guard Brothers, Nicolai Fuglsig, Rian Johnson, Mike Nichols, Daniel Kleinman, Ringan Ledwidge, Noam Murro, Chris Palmer, Henry-Alex Rubin, Psyop, Stylewar, Blue Source, Chris Smith, Andre Stringer, Peter Thwaites, Jon Watts, Clay Williams, Crystal Moselle, Georgia Hudson, Miles Jay, Nabil, Amber Grace Johnson