Fifty Portraits

at 50mm, of 50 people like me


A call for volunteers !

First of all a little about me, I’m a professional portrait & wedding photographer living in Bolton (that’s in the north west of England if you’re reading from elsewhere!). I’ve had my business a little over two years and won a number of national awards for my portraits in those two years. I’m also studying for a photography degree by distance learning. I probably don’t really have time for this project but its an idea that’s been buzzing around for some time and it just wont go away, so I’m taking the plunge and announcing it publicly but I’m not setting a time limit !!

So here I am ready to start shooting a long term personal project – to photograph fifty people, passionate about what they do, all shot at 50mm and all recruited by social media or word of mouth – and I need volunteers.

So if you aren’t too far from Bolton, have a business that stemmed from a hobby or a passion and would like to be photographed for the project please let me know. I need to photograph you doing whatever it is you do and it needs to be on a weekday. I’ll need to know a little about you and your business, but lets face it, your passionate about it so you’ll be happy to talk about it ! It will be very relaxed and informal, that’s the way I work, so need to panic about being in front of the camera. And I promise not to take up too much of your time.

As a thank you I will give you a digital file to use on your website and social media, you’ll be featured on this blog with a link to your own website, and you may possibly be on my Facebook page and business website too, again with links to your own site so there’s a bit of publicity in it for you too. Long term I’ve no idea what will happen other than it being on my blog, it would be nice to think it could go on show somewhere so I’ll need you to sign a permission form just in case.

There’s a little more background on the “About” page┬ábut if you think you may be interested pop me a quick email to and let me know what you do and where you are.

And now its fingers crossed I can drum up some volunteers….