Portia Crossley Photography LRPS | About

I first fell in love with photography on my 7th birthday when I was given a Polaroid camera. Later on that evening at a Cantonese Restaurant I photographed the other diners and gave them the option to purchase the image to remember their special evening by! I earned myself quite a bit of pocket money that night but worth more than that was the discovery of photography. Since that time I have gained various photography and art qualifications and experience through previous work in marketing and web design. This background has all served to shape me into the photographer I am today.

I have been awarded the Distinction of Licentiateship of The Royal Photographic Society. This is not only a recognition of my work as industry standard but provides me with plenty of opportunities for continued professional development. I was shortlisted for the International Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2015. Also my work on the theme 'togetherness' was 'Highly Commended' in an International Professional Portrait Photography competition. 

Very much inspired and indebted to the great photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, I remain passionate about capturing 'the moment' or essence of the subject in an artistic manner.

Please get yourself comfy and take a tour through my website. When looking at galleries please click and then click again on an image to enlarge it twice or for the ultimate viewing experience click "slideshow". If you "login" at the bottom right hand corner of my site you can create a collection of 'favourite' photos to compare, view together or share with myself and others. Thanks for visiting. Any questions or comments? I would love to hear from you.

To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy - Henri Cartier-Bresson