John Robertson

Twice voted UK press photographer of the year


Self-portrait of JR at an art installation opening, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.

Hi! I'm John Robertson or 'JR' to my friends and associates. My clients call on JR-Photos for a service which is creative, dependable and has a meticulous eye for detail.

Photography is both my lifelong craft and passion. Amongst many awards, my proudest achievement is having been twice voted UK Press Photographer Of The Year. I see photography as a continuous journey, constantly developing new styles and techniques. From humble beginnings as a local newspaper photographer, I have been a regular contributor since the 1980's to The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and many other national and international newspapers.

Alongside photojournalism, my work includes both still-image and video shoots for commercial, corporate and charitable projects.

Based in the East Midlands, distance is no object and I have covered thousands of assignments throughout the UK and abroad. My work has taken me to all kinds of locations and afforded me the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. I've flown with fighter pilots, chased baby crocodiles, and had tea with terrorists (thankfully, not all on the same day!). I am well-adapted to photographing difficult people and sensitive subjects, getting the best out of them in often limited timeframes.

As an experienced photographer I enjoy sharing my knowledge and inspiring others. I am proud to be an ambassador for Manfrotto and write regularly for the Manfrotto School of Xcellence as well as on my own blog. I have mentored up and coming students, many of whom have gone on to become successful photographers. For several years now I have been a judge of the National Schools Photography Awards.

Please contact me for an informal discussion about your next project, however big or small, they all get the same care and attention to detail-or you can find me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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