Roland Kemp is a key photographer and video producer for the London diplomatic community. Since 1984, when he first worked with the Diplomat Magazine, he has taken photographic portraits of many Heads of Mission, covered numerous National Day receptions & Presentations of Credentials and documented visits from Heads of State and government ministers from around the world.
Having concentrated extensively on diplomatic photography for over 30 years, Roland has acquired an invaluable knowledge of relevant London establishments and the subtle world of the diplomat. He knows how to discretely achieve the best possible photographs with the least disruption to the diplomat’s inevitably busy schedule. His professional expertise, creativity and attention to detail is common knowledge.
Alongside photographic coverage Roland and his associates also offer high quality video filming of diplomatic events with data being quickly processed, edited and sent across the globe for transmission on foreign news and current affairs programmes.
We can efficiently accommodate the diplomatic world’s photographic and motion picture requirements from the conceptualisation of an event to the final, high-quality image being uploaded to a website, press release, social media page,
picture desk or TV station.
We understand the resolution quality, dimensions and colour standards required by the media and those for producing top-quality photographic prints.
We film in high-quality HD video and provide our clients with a DVD for
personal use and/or in a movie file format suitable for uploading to the internet, a website or a social media page.
Footage can also be speedily sent to national TV stations for same-day broadcast in the relevant country.
Roland and his associates liaise comfortably and discreetly with royalty, high-level government personnel, diplomats, business leaders and, importantly, with the background workforce that make events successful and dynamic.
Since the 1980s we have regularly covered events such as:
The Presentation of Credentials by Heads of Mission
National Day receptions
Prime Ministerial and Presidential visits
Trade agreement and Treaty signings
University Diploma presentations
Political and business conferences
Foreign Office receptions
Buckingham Palace garden parties and receptions
Musical concerts and theatrical shows
The Bahrain Trophy, Newmarket July Festival 2021
Ambassador of Latvia at Buckingham Palace July 2021
Ambassador of Cote d'Ivoire at Buckingham Palace April 2021
National Day of Mauritania November 2019
Reception for the Special Olympics participatants hosted by
UAE at the House of Commons
Georgia Independence Day Reception May 2019
Bahrain Trophy Stakes at Newmarket July 2019
Cameroon National Day May 2016
3 minute edited version for broadcast on Cameroon National TV
Visit of the Vice President of Panama to London March 2016
Gabon Minister of Infrastructure at the Africa Healthcare Summit February 2016
David Cameron with the Prime Minister of Mauritius
Kingdom of Bahrain Trophy at
Newmarket July 2015 with Frankie Dettori