I'm a freelance, creative photographer based in Cheltenham England. I started working in the travel sector, photographing books for Berlitz and Insight Guides before stock photography became more widely used. My travel work won me several national awards. My first love however, has always been portraiture. I've been commissioned by many interesting clients from product design companies, actors, Fashion PR companies to model agencies and festival organisers. I also enjoy helping others make the most of their photography and I run regular overseas Photo Workshops for the tour operator KUONI. Wherever we go, I love engaging with real people on the street so that always plays a big part in my workshops. I was a brand ambassador for the camera company Olympus for 5 years, I've had two solo exhibitions and I have been published in numerous books and magazines. IG: @buchangrant01Locked Pro Plan feature
I lead phototours for the luxury tour operator KUONI. These annual tours involve escorting 10-18 clients on a bespoke long-haul vacation with a strong emphasis on photography. The tuition is relaxed in its delivery, covers all aspects of travel photography with bias towards travel portraiture and working intuitively with strangers.
Alongside my photographic career I have run a limited company since 1993. This business requires very limited interaction
I was commissioned to produce staff portraits and environmental photography including some product photography in both the London and the New York offices of this leading product design firm.
I was a brand ambassador and Visionary for the camera manufacturer Olympus. This involved attending product launches, running workshops, giving presentations at trade shows and producing images for marketing, product promotions and gallery exhibitions. After 5 very enjoyable years I decided to leave the role to further my career development in new directions.
I was commissioned to shoot 4 vintage festival events by the organiser Wayne Hemingway over a 4 year period. The job involved capturing the flavour of each event, documenting the dancers, musicians and the vintage enthusiasts who attended
I was a regularly commissioned photographer for Insight Guides and Berlitz for this period, producing photography for guidebooks covering destinations including Genoa, The Ligurian Coast, Lake Como, Lake Garda, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Slovenia
Outright winner of the BTA photographer of the Year award
Outright Winner of the AOP Open competition (Best in Show)
Outright award winner