At heart Karin is a documentary and portrait photographer. When she is not working commercially she spends her time on on-going projects in England, Sweden and Africa. Recently she has had several articles published and exhibitions made from the Berber project in the Sahara Desert. A four page article was published in May 2011 issue of Professional Photographer.
She is based in Manchester and has worked free lance since the year she graduated in Documentary Photography in 1995. She has photograph the music scene since the early 90′s & was the official photographer for the yearly versus cancer concerts organized by Andy Rourke (The Smiths). She has also documented Shaun Ryder since the Black Grape days.
Karin has just come off the latest tour (2011) with Shaun Ryder & the Happy Mondays.
Her other passion is adventure. She loves taking photos while riding her motorbike, not knowing what’s around the corner and getting to know people living a life different form hers.
She has taught Photography at the University & continues to teach Photography on a weekly basis.
Rachael Field has been a cutting edge artist since the mid 80s she is a painter, digital imager, performer and filmmaker. Her most recent role is Creative Director of Manchester’s first and only Photographic Gallery.
For 19 years, until 2007, Rachael was co-founder and artistic director of ‘doo-cot’, an award winning Arts Council regularly funded visual performance company, staging 23 theatre/live art productions that toured the UK, Europe and Japan. doo-cot was acclaimed as ‘simple genius’.
In the mid 90s Rachael embraced Digital Technology and her first computer animation toured internationally, opening festivals and was screened at the BFI. She consolidated her digital research with an MSc at Dundee University and was awarded a distinction in 2002.
To transfer her skills in 2009 Rachael became a qualified teacher and has taught National Diploma, Performing Arts and Media Studies, AS level Graphic Communication, Art Foundation, BA Media and Performance and Summer Arts College.
Following graduation in Film & Photography from Manchester Metropolitan University, and the success of his photographic essay ‘The Last Scoundrel’ Dave turned his photographic passion into his living, establishing himself as a freelance photographer based in Manchester.
He quickly secured commissions to photograph the prestigious BBC Choir of the Year Competition at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and artists including Travis, Russell Watson and All Angels
Dave has always had close ties to sporting communities both in his native Shropshire and since his moving to Manchester, and has covered many professional sporting events including Manchester Phoenix Ice Hockey Team, together with Cycling, Rugby, Manchester City Players and officials and their FA Cup success, and has featured in a number of regional and national publications.
Recently returning from shooting a photographic essay through Boston, Washington DC and New York, his private work within the commercial sector continues to develop with commissions to provide product photography for promotions, adverts and websites.
Dave has developed his own creative style and has a passion for making typically mundane subjects, exciting.