Image courtesy of © Olivier Hess Photography

Hello, I’m Phil and I am a Devon man born and bred. I came back home to marry and start a family and I now live very happily by the sea with my wife and two rascals. As a younger man I worked in London for ten years after graduating.

I have been immersed in the world of photography for over 20 years and professionally for over 15. If you’d like to know about my qualifications and experience, you can see these at the bottom of the page. Really though, a photographer’s pictures speak for themselves.

Photography is in my soul and I absolutely love what I do. I see the world in a very visual way which is why my family describe me as a quiet man with very watchful eyes. It’s an old saying but I believe it with all my heart, that a picture paints a thousand words. To freeze that one moment in time and all its emotions, for someone to look at twenty years later, so that they can really feel it again too, is why I do what I do.

I can make beautiful pictures from absolutely any environment and I thrive on the challenge that can sometimes be presented. I may not always have the words, but what I do have is heart. I see the individuality in everyone and always ask my clients to just be themselves when I’m shooting. When people are natural they are at their most beautiful. It is my  job and my love to capture the image that is perfectly and distinctly you.

Though I mostly work in the South West, I love an adventure so am always happy to consider work in any part of the UK and abroad.

Feel free to have a look around and if you like what you see, I would be delighted to hear from you. Thank you for looking and have a great day!

Professional Experience:

Eight years working as a photographer’s assistant in London and New York to some of the worlds most respected and revered photographers, including Philip Lee Harvey, Peter Marlow (Magnum), Elliott Erwitt (Magnum), Martin Morrell, Valerie Phillips, Francesco Lagnese and Neil Cooper.

Within the genres of Travel, Lifestyle, Interiors, Fashion, Cars and Still Life.

For Advertising, Editorial and Stock Library clients including BP, Shell, Bentley, Sea France, T-Mobile, Intercontinental Hotels, Egyptian Tourist Board, Irish Tourist Board, UPS, Conde Nast Traveller, National Geographic Traveller, Tatler, Living Etc, Volvo Magazine, One Life (Land Rover) and Getty Images.

Over eight years now working as a Wedding and Portrait Photographer, in the South West and London.

Educational Experience:

BTEC Art and Design, Exeter College (Distinction)

BA (Hons) Design Photography, Blackpool and The Fylde College (First)

Awarded Associate membership of The British Institute of Professional Photographers

Image courtesy of Olivier Hess