Artist

  1. Finlay MacKay

    For Changing Pace, the second phase of work, Finlay MacKay’s dynamic productions featured top athletes with their coaches or family members who support them.

    Finlay MacKay (b.1972) was born in Scotland and studied fine art photography at Glasgow School of Art (1992–96) working with the inspirational American photographer and teacher, Thomas Joshua Cooper.

    After graduating, MacKay moved to London to work as a photographer’s assistant, spending three formative years with Elaine Constantine.

    For his first commercial campaign in 2002 MacKay used multiple negatives to build the final images for the series of dynamic fashion shots that won three bronze lions at Cannes. This creative use of post-production techniques remains central to his visual thinking.

    MacKay’s portfolio includes sport and portraiture as well as complex advertising productions that draw on graphic novels and the work of contemporary artists, such as the Scottish painter Peter Howson.

    For the National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012 Project MacKay moved away from a traditional sports approach. By observing and responding to the narratives that the athletes and their training locations present, he has created a series of contemplative scenarios to tell a story of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from a singular perspective.

  2. © Finlay MacKay/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012

    Year 2: Changing Pace
    Eleanor Simmonds b.1994 with Billy Pye b.1958

    by Finlay MacKay

  3. © Finlay MacKay/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012

    Year 2: Changing Pace
    Aaron Cook b.1991 with Christine Cook b.1966, Nigel Cook b.1962, Luke Cook b.1989

    by Finlay MacKay

  4. © Finlay MacKay/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012

    Year 2: Changing Pace
    David Weir b.1979

    by Finlay MacKay

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    Year 2: Changing Pace
    Lucy Macgregor b.1986, Annie Lush b.1980, Kate Macgregor b.1991

    by Finlay MacKay

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    Year 2: Changing Pace
    Mandip Sehmi b.1980 and Andy Barrow b.1979

    by Finlay MacKay

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    Year 2: Changing Pace
    Pippa Funnell b.1968

    by Finlay MacKay

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    Year 2: Changing Pace
    William Funnell b. 1966

    by Finlay MacKay

  9. © Finlay MacKay/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012

    Year 2: Changing Pace
    Jenny Archer b.1944

    by Finlay MacKay

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    Year 2: Changing Pace
    Maurice Paadenkooper b.1962

    by Finlay MacKay

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    Year 2: Changing Pace
    Jagtar Sehmi b.1956

    by Finlay MacKay

  12. © Finlay MacKay/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012

    Year 2: Changing Pace
    Phillips Idowu b.1978 with Aston Moore b.1956

    by Finlay MacKay

  13. © Finlay MacKay/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012

    Year 2: Changing Pace
    Anna Sharkey b.1987

    by Finlay MacKay

  14. © Finlay MacKay/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012

    Year 2: Changing Pace
    Anna Sharkey b.1987 with Michael Sharkey b.1985

    by Finlay MacKay

  15. © Finlay MacKay/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012

    Year 2: Changing Pace
    Khalid Yafai b.1989 and Frank O'Sullivan b.1937

    by Finlay MacKay

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    Year 2: Changing Pace
    Jürgen Grobler b.1945

    by Finlay MacKay

  17. © Finlay MacKay/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012

    Year 2: Changing Pace
    Alistair Brownlee b. 1988 and Jonathan Brownlee b.1990 with Malcolm Brown b.1948

    by Finlay MacKay

  18. © Finlay MacKay/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012

    Year 2: Changing Pace
    Louis Smith b. 1989

    by Finlay MacKay

  19. © Finlay MacKay/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012

    Year 2: Changing Pace
    Paul Hall b.1964

    by Finlay MacKay

  20. © Finlay MacKay/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012

    Year 2: Changing Pace
    Andrew Triggs Hodge b.1979 and Pete Reed b.1981 with Jürgen Grobler b.1946

    by Finlay MacKay