Object and Installation Photography for Galleries and Museums
I have over 25 years experience providing archival photography to galleries, museums and libraries. I specialise in high-resolution digitisation of collections and installation photography.
I have high standards both creatively and technically and have a good understanding of conservation issues and expertise in handling cultural objects and art collections.
I also have extensive experience of digital retouching and restoration. I can provide consultation services to organisations looking to digitise their collections and in-house training if required.
The high resolution digital cameras that I use are comparable with those in world class institutions which ensures that images produced comply with the stringent guidelines on digital capture that often apply within the heritage sector.
Copyright on images can be assigned to the owner or holder of the original works.
I am a member of the Association of Fine Art and Historical Photographers and I am listed on the Museums Association Services Directory.
Most recent commissions
The Folio Society: to photograph and digitally restore seven volumes of David Roberts Egypt and Nubia and The Holy Land for a limited edition reproduction.
‘This is as good as reproduction gets — a most impressive edition of a rare and monumental work.’
Edward Maggs, Maggs Bros Rare Books
The Royal Northern College of Music: to photograph their entire collection of historic musical instruments for the publication of the first printed catalogue. Shortlisted in 2012 for the The C.B. Oldman prize for an outstanding work of music bibliography, music reference or music librarianship.
The National Trust: to digitise the sole surviving copy of a book — the Sarum Missal — published by William Caxton in 1487, for a ‘turning pages’ display at Lyme Hall.
The Folio Society: to photograph Hereford Cathedral’s ‘outstanding treasure of the medieval age’ — the Mappa Mundi — using composite digital photography.
‘An exceptional amount of painstaking work, technical and scholarly, has gone into creating this reproduction. This restoration has been done with authenticity as the sole criterion and without guesswork.’
‘We embarked on this project with high expectations of the professionalism and skill of The Folio Society. The results have surpassed even our hopes. We are thrilled that the thousands of visitors who flock to see the original Mappa Mundi will be able to examine its details at close quarters in the restored Folio Society reproduction.’
Simon Arbuthnot, Chairman of the Trustees of the Hereford World Map
I have provided original photography for a range of published works including books, catalogues, magazines and album sleeves. Some of the most recent books are listed below.
Cornelia Parker: The Whitworth 2015
We Face Forward, Art in West Africa: Manchester City Galleries 2012
Peter Willis: Chopin in Manchester. Elysium Press Publishers 2011
Gill Saunders: Walls Are Talking: Wallpaper, Art and Culture. KWS Publishers 2010
Dave Simpson: The Fallen. Canongate Books 2008
Jean-Georges Simon: An Artist’s Odyssey. 2006
Various: One Love, The Football Art Prize. The Lowry 2006
Frances Pritchard: Clothing Culture : Dress in Egypt in the First Millennium AD. University of Manchester 2006
David Mabb: William Morris. University of Manchester 2004
Ben Cook: Found Paintings. The Lowry 2004
Mark Crinson. Fabrications. New Art and Urban Memory in Manchester. UMIM Publishing 2002