I'm Liz, an award-winning lifestyle, commercial and travel photographer.
I served for over a decade in the British Army, and am now privileged to work as a Visual Communicator for the Royal Air Force alongside my freelance commissions.
My work is people-centric; I love stories, especially when they have a connection to to the outdoors. I'm deeply emotional and aim to weave emotive narratives though all of my images. I'm happiest when people tell me that an image made them really "feel something".
I'm inspired by cinematography, and bring a filmic approach to my work - not just creating hero shots, but focusing on the details and characters surrounding them too.
My dad taught me how to use a camera when I was seven, but it took me another twenty years before I realised that my drawers full of negatives and obsession with 'nice light' might be my true calling in life. I still shoot mostly on medium format film; nothing else really compares.
My military work ethic is a force to be reckoned with, and I thrive on pressure and adrenaline - clients often describe me as the "engine room" on projects. I love a lot of really ordinary things: dogs, really hot tea, 90's RnB and whiskey and ginger, but I'm also often found swimming in my local river (no wetsuit, ever), climbing mountains, snowboarding (badly) or hanging off the side of a helicopter.
I live on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District with my long-suffering husband and three children, who are slowly getting used to my escapades, but still usually embarrassed by them nonetheless.
2022 brought several career highlights: being awarded the John Beattie Award for Outstanding Journalism by the RAF, and being one of the official military photographers for the State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II at Horse Guards Parade.
I'm currently working on a very personal project. 'Unwomen: An exploration of Surgical Menopause' which I hope to publish as a book and exhibition in 2023.
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