About

Denise is a slightly unconventional photographer and printmaker.

Her aim is to provide artists, galleries or museums with images that truly reflect the original art work.

Photographing fine art is demanding work. Requiring not just technical ability but an eye for detail, an appreciation of art and design and a passion for image quality.

An unusual combination of an MA in Fine Art along with Fellowships in Fine Art Photography and Cultural Heritage Photography, gives Denise an ability to communicate in the same visual language with artists of all kinds as well as curators and custodians of fine art. A previous background in graphic design ensures the provision of images in the right formats and of the highest quality to publishers and designers on behalf of the artists and clients she works with.

A small portable studio allows easy location work. Projects include work at Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, International Slavery Museum, Durham Light Infantry Museum and Harris Museum & Gallery Preston, along with various small venues and work in artists’ studios. Shooting live performance, exhibitions and site-specific installations can also be arranged.

A purpose-designed studio allows for working with artworks of all shapes, sizes and media: from flat 2D work on paper to large sculptures, from miniature paintings to large canvasses, from contemporary ceramics to ancient artefacts.

Denise also provides portfolio or headshots for musicians, artists, actors and models. The studio offers a welcoming base for meeting clients, discussing ideas and collaborations, as well as for reviewing images over a cup of fruit tea.

Denise’s own fine art images have been published worldwide and won numerous awards. She is a qualified professional photographer, an approved assessor, industry mentor and photo imaging consultant working with clients including Creative Skillset and the British Institute of Professional Photography. She is a supporter of copyright for creators, representing the BIPP in discussions at government level and sits on the British Copyright Council.

 

Artists – want to reach a wider audience with your artwork?

I can help you. Tell me about you and about your work. Tell me what you need and what you are trying to achieve. I welcome your involvement, so we can both enjoy the collaborative process.

Galleries & museums – do you need high quality images for digitisation?

I can help you. Tell me what you need and how you need it to be portrayed. Tell me about the objects or artworks, the purpose of the images and the environment in which they are to be captured.

I will give a fair price, based on what is involved.

Please do be aware that:

  • I ask lots of questions so I can understand the work and capture it honestly
  • I offer my own ideas and don’t always do exactly as I’m told
  • I love to take on a challenge but don’t always follow convention
  • I do like to get things right so don’t offer fast turn-arounds
  • I charge for the project, not by the hour

 

 

Please contact me with your enquiry – I usually reply quickly.

 

Denise