Photographer since 1977

For me photographs are so much more than the sum of the component parts - a developed latent image captured on either film or digital technology and displayed on any of a multitude of screen or print media. What makes photography by Andrew Precious different is the many years of study and experience coming together with the passion I have for the subject and the desire to create images for each of my clients that reflect their own unique personality and vivacity.

I have been a photographer since 1977, beginning as an assistant photographer to the late great Cris Haigh after graduating from Art School.  From there working up through the ranks until opening my own studio at the beginning of 1993 in Worksop and later a second studio on the outskirts of Nottingham, I am now based on the Notts/Derbys border in a wonderful Victorian stone built former mill at Pleasley Vale.

Qualifying as a Master Photographer in 1987 I went on to represent the Master Photographers Association East Midland Region and the MPA National Executive as Director of Marketing from 1997 - 1999.  During this time winning 25 National Photographic Awards including the Bronze Medal in the UK Wedding Photographer of the year and 4 times East Midland Portrait Photographer of the Year.

Specializing in industrial photography, photographing heavy industrial machinery for the Oil Industry's off-shore drilling platforms along with many other advertising photography commissions in both studio environments and on location; using all formats of camera including large format technical monorail cameras both analogue and and digital.

​From 1999 I have worked with many Colleges and Universities teaching photography at all levels up to and including Masters Degree, I have also worked since 2006 as an Academic Consultant for the University of Hull.

The combination of my teaching experiences and professional practice has led to an extensive knowledge of digital and software capabilities specifically in Photoshop and Aperture, having worked collaboratively with Apple on Young Peoples Roadshows demonstrating iLife and iWorks to produce multimedia outcomes.

I studied for a Masters Degree (MA) in Digital Photography at Nottingham Trent University and produced a body of work that explored the anonymity of industrial buildings culminating in an exhibition of work called "Buildings of Anonymous Formation" at the 1853 Gallery in Nottingham. I have also produced other bodies of work for exhibition which include:

​                    Petrolheads

                    Pindan - An Exploration of Australian Indiginous Territories

                    The Herringboat Sheds of Lindisfarne

                    Petrolheads 2

                   Eccentricities of Englishness

In recent years I have had the privilege of being awarded the distinction of Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS)

​I continue to share my time between my photography, specialising in Fine Art Black & White Portraiture and Vintage Fashion, with my Academic roles of teaching, consulting and mentoring and look forward to offering my personal services to assist you with your photographic requirements.