Additional Information

  • Part time Photographer
  • More than 40 years experience
  • I work for either pay or trade depending on assignment
  • I can travel for shoots
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Shoots styles

Beauty, Commercial, Dance, Fitness, Glamour, Landscape, Lifestyle, Lingerie, Pinup, Portrait, Promotional and Swimwear



THANKS to everyone who voted for me, I have now won two Purpleport competitions, and had a second place.

Recently I have decided to get back into photography and have plenty of ideas which require models in the Essex area, as well as the parts of Suffolk, Herts and Cambs closest to Essex. I am looking to shoot on location rather than in the studio, which is fortunate since I no longer have a studio!! I like pictures in natural light with a sense of atmosphere or mystery, that tell a story. I use a lot of soft focus. These days I am totally digital and shoot with Nikon gear, often the big telephotos for those beautifully soft, blurred backgrounds.


Experienced photographer based in Braintree, Essex published widely here and abroad. I was assisting my father, the well-known Essex photographer Dennis Mansell, from an early age.

I started freelancing for local papers when I was still at school. When I was 18 I had two exhibitions of my black and white work, at Braintree Town Hall Centre and St Marys Arts Centre, Colchester, and I won a camera in a Practical Photography competition. For some years I worked in commercial, industrial and public relations photography with my father. clients included BP, Midland Bank, Pontin's, Crittall Windows, CEGO, Warmlife, Ernest Doe and Strutt and Parker. We travelled all over the country shooting the holiday brochures for Pontins, and all around the Mediterranean for Pontinental. We also shot scenic and human interest stock photos for picture agencies. My work was used by Athena for postcards, and I have been published in Amateur Photographer, Practical Photography, Photography Year Book, Essex Countryside, This England, and numerous magazines in the USA. I was a staff photographer at Essex County Newspapers for 11 years where apart from the news photography I was responsible for finding models locally for the fashion and advertising features. I photographed Her Majesty The Queen opening the new terminal at Stansted Airport on the Royal Rota for the Essex local papers. For 10 years or so I ran a studio in Cressing Road, Braintree shooting portfolios for models and dancers as well as freelance press and PR work. I also had numerous websites related to Essex landscapes and modelling. When the landlord sold the building and the studio was demolished I decided to have a change and I have been doing other work for some years, and only rarely taking on photography jobs, although my landscape work has continued. 

Please contact me if you are interested in working with me.

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