Ed’s photographic career began in 2006 whilst travelling with his camera as a whitewater kayaker; magazines and manufacturers purchased Ed’s images for their content and advertising. He has since gone on to establish himself as one of the UK’s most experienced editorial and commercial outdoor photographers. From sleeping in snow holes and skiing alpine couloirs to adventure races and kayaking some of the world’s finest whitewater, Ed has been amongst it all with his camera.
A passion for photography and the outdoors coupled with a strong desire for progression has defined Ed’s approach and allowed his work to develop a unique storytelling quality. After spending time gathering experience from numerous legends of the photographic world, Ed graduated with a first class BA(Hons) in Press and Editorial Photography from Falmouth University in 2011, and in 2014 received a distinction to become an associate of the Royal Photographic Society.
Ed’s work has been a selected winner and shortlisted in numerous photographic awards. A regular contributor to UK outdoor publications Ed has also been widely published in the broader media; from UK papers and supplements such as The Telegraph, The Sunday Times Magazine and The Guardian to numerous international titles and online media such as the BBC and National Geographic Traveller magazine. Amongst many others, clients such as the UK’s leading media houses, The North Face, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Red Paddle Co. and Comic Relief entrust Ed with their photographic requirements.
When he wasn’t weighed down with photography gear Ed was formerly ranked amongst the world’s leading whitewater kayakers and is proficient across the spectrum of adventure sports. In his spare time he gets stuck into his own adventures whether that be by kayak, bike, ski, climb or run. But he is rarely spotted without his camera.
Ed is also the owner and curator of Eleven41 Gallery, a photographic gallery dedicated to adventure and the outdoors, in the town of Kingussie in the Cairngorms National Park.
“Ed’s unique combination of skills as a photographer, writer and outdoor professional, make him far more than a photographer, he is an asset to any team, a flexible team player able to work in the most extreme of environments. This along with the ability to establish relationships with anyone, makes him a pleasure to work with and be around.”Deb Pinniger – World Champion Kayaker and Expedition Leader
“Ed’s ability to come up with the goods on both a professional and performance level has always impressed”Jason Smith – Editor, Warners Group Publications
“Ed is a true professional, regardless of tough situations. A master at building a rapport, Ed’s passion for photography can be seen in his excellent results. An incredibly sharp eye, a taste for adventure and a solid pair of hands.”Nina Saada – Producer at Sky News
“As photographer for one of the toughest one-day endurance races in the UK, Ed somehow manages to get those impossible shots, whether at the swim finish or from the tops of the seven munros. Ed’s photos not only transport you back to the beautiful Highlands of Scotland, which is always a special feeling, but we are always confident that Ed will deliver excellent shots that we can use for our future promotion of the event.”Amy Fairbairn – Media & Communications Manager, Mercy Corps
“We have worked with Ed on a number of paddlesports, winter and mountain biking shoots. The quality of shots produced never disappoint and we are keen to continue working with him based on his creativity, passion for the outdoors and flexibility when dealing with our varying requests and requirements.”Lisa Anderson – Marketing & PR Manager, Glenmore Lodge