Hotshots Multimedia Is an East London based Photography and Multimedia Company run by Karlton Chambers.
Long established as a freelance photographer, Karlton set up Hotshots Multimedia after working as an ICT and Media Studies teacher for over 10 years. “Photography has always been my passion and I believe that there is nothing better than to work at something you love doing”.
“I have always been interested in photography ever since my mother bought me a Kodak camera for my 12th birthday and I have been passionately taking photographs ever since”.
After a spell as photographer for the Voice Newspaper Karlton started to concentrate on music photography and has covered many concerts and photographed many famous Reggae artists all over the country. “I have always been a keen “People” photographer and my focus shifted to social photography (weddings, Birthdays, community events etc.) and my scope of photography widened to cover Travel, Landscape, Product and Business photography”.
“My focus is now firmly established in Fashion and Beauty photography where I have covered many beauty pageants, fashion shoots with leading designers, Models and beauticians as well as top fashion shows including London Fashion Week, Africa Fashion Week and Pakistan Fashion Week and many, many more in between. My photographs have been widely published in magazines, websites and social media”.
Karlton graduated from the University of East London in 1997 with a Bsc. Honours degree in New Technology Media and Communications. “After a long career as a freelance photographer I had an accident after which I decided to study and later completed a PGCE in ICT at Middlesex University in 2001 to become a teacher of ICT and Media Studies”.
Karlton enjoys applying his specialist knowledge to his work; he particularly enjoys photographing and videoing people, fashion and music. He also likes to apply the wealth of knowledge and skills he has in photography to the subjects in his photographs. To this end Karlton plans to extend his skills and knowledge by providing a service to:
(1) Individuals and groups who need a photographer or videographer to record the important events in their lives.
(2) To local and new start-up businesses providing photographic and video services, web design and promotional products.
“Whilst setting up my own enterprise I realised how difficult it is to for an entrepreneur to get started and so my mission is to help new businesses to get their products, brand and services recognised and promoted”. I became aware that there are entrepreneurs out there with marketable skills and talents who were in a similar position to myself who needed to showcase their products and services to a wider audience but may not have the IT or photography skills to get started properly.
Since setting up Hotshots Multimedia Karlton has gone from strength to strength focusing and fine tuning his art in the field of fashion and beauty. Karlton has recently won “Best Photographer” Award in the International Achievers Awards 2014 and also “Best Fashion Photographer” in the BEFFTA Awards 2014.