Born and raised in Scotland, Finlay MacKay studied photography at the Glasgow School of Art before moving to London in 1998. Finlay began working professionally in 2003. His first photographs revealed a highly original style, drawing upon dynamic action, group portraiture, street art, and illustration, as well as classical forms of painting.
He was immediately commissioned by Diesel to execute the “Work Hard” campaign, that would earn him and the KesselsKramer agency three bronze lions at the Cannes Festival.
His imagination, technical knowledge and lighting skill have led to Finlay’s recognition as one of new generation of elite photographers working today. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, TIME, Wired and GQ.