Bio & Contact

Taking photographs is my love affair with light. Whether it's how the light breaks from a large window, or how the angle of the sun in the morning and evening gives great colours and shadows, or how a break in stormy clouds can give highly atmospheric light; how a beautiful interior light setup throws intimate pools of light, I'm always appreciating light. I take my camera with me almost every where I go, even when I am not on assignment, and I can never predict what I might encounter. However, when I see a photograph and have the camera to capture it, I am always glad that I lugged it about!

On assignment, for me its about light plus ambience. When those combine we have a shoot.  I guess my style would be described as "reportage"; I try to capture the moments that matter without intruding. At weddings, I shoot with my ears. If I hear laughter behind me, I turn around. At gigs, I press the shutter often in time with the drummer. 

When the moment is there, it's there. It often lasts a millisecond at most.

 My favourite thing to photograph has always been live music, because it is is the most challenging lighting environment in which to work and I love music. Being in a gig environment with only a 35mm SLR film camera (old school non digital!) and I'm in heaven - it pushes me to the edge of my capabilities. I love to travel and document my wanderings, I love to shoot weddings as the energy is always electric and its a privilege to be close to that, I love to shoot families (I have two children myself) as the knowledge that I am able to freeze and preserve forever the rapid (oh so rapid!) growth of mini-humans gives me great satisfaction. I'm an Anthropologist in nature I guess; I love people in all their forms and cultures and shapes and sizes and ages. 

As a Trained Teacher & member of the Royal Photographic Society I also love to teach amateur photographers, see the packages available in the online store.


I should also mention that I am compliant to work with young people & vulnerable adults as I have a current Enhanced DBS Certificate & also I am fully insured for both Public Liability & Professional Indemnity in all the contexts in which I work.

If you like what you have seen & read and want to join me in a creative partnership to produce images that will be with you forever, whatever the occasion, I'd love to hear from you.

With the very best wishes


Get in touch

Tel: 07761 262 604

© 2017 by  Phil Wolstenholme Photographer

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