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GOLF & LEISURE 139 We turned to Google (as you do) and found his website and though it didn’t say much about him personally – who he was and where he came from – it had a list of testimonials that inspired us to find out more. We had not heard of him, but clearly he was among the best of those spending hour upon hour traipsing across golf courses around the world looking for the perfect shot. When he turned up in Dubai earlier this year, we decided we had to find out more about him. We met him for coffee after he had spent two days shooting the new Trump International course, one that once had disassociated itself from the name but now, he told us, was back to using the name of the new US President. “I studied fine arts and was working in advertising as a creative director for the Callaway Golf account in the UK when, about eight years ago, I had to take some photos at St Andrews for a campaign,” he told us. “I had studied photography but didn’t think of myself as one until St Andrews came back and said they so liked what I did, would I shoot all seven courses? That was the start.” Kevin Murray, 60, is married with two grown children. His home in Sussex is where he does all his own post-production work using Photoshop. Last year he spent 145 days travelling and since he left advertising and joined Golf Monthly he has shot more than 400 courses and assembled a portfolio of commercial clients that includes Rolex, Troon Golf, Celtic Manor, Marriott Hotels and, still, Callaway Golf and St Andrews Golf Links. In 2012 he was honoured with the Lawrence Levy Award for Outstanding Golf Photography. The eponymous award is a tribute to another top golf photographer who died of cancer at the age of 47. Meanwhile, Murray became the first-ever official photographer of the St Andrews Trust. For the record, The 4th at Pinehurst No. 2, Nor th Carolina.
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