BA (Hons) coursesCommercial Photography

Conrad Tracy

Course Leader

As Course Leader Conrad has written and developed one of the most exciting and successful photography degree’s in the country. Conrad is also an active member of The Association for Photography in Higher Education, including being a member of the Executive Committee for 3 years. Helping him to maintain a high profile in the photographic community.

Professionally Conrad has freelanced for editorial clients, including the Observer Magazine and the Saturday and Sunday Times Magazines. Work has also been represented by the world’s largest image bank, seeing his images used for advertising and promotion. He continues to make work and when he has time to take on occasional commissions. He has developed a network of important contacts within the photographic industry that both enrich the courses’ contemporary currency and inform the curriculum, this includes agents, picture editors, stylists, advertising creatives, art directors, photographic assistants and photographers.

Conrad chaired the War on Want Photography Award ‘Document’ 2010 as well as Co-curating an International Student Photography exhibition as part of New York Photography Festival 2010.

The Royal Photographic Society Award for ‘Services to Photographic Education’ 2013.

Chair of The Association for Photography in Higher Education (APHE) between 2011-14.


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Prof. Paul Wenham-Clarke

Senior Lecturer

MA, FBIPP. Senior Lecturer in Photography & Research Fellow.

AoP Gold Award Winner 2010 (Documentary series).

Paul has worked as a self-employed advertising and commercial photographer for over 20 years and during this time has won 16 national professional photographic competitions or awards.

In 2004 Paul produced a personal portrait project called ‘When Lives Collide’ which toured the UK and was also shown in Greece in 2010 (Crete & athens). Paul won an Association of Photographers Gold Award in 2010 for this work, which is one of the industry’s highest awards.

Paul Has had two London shows in the last two years. Hard Times won the prestigious Association of Photographers Gold Award and was shown at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Gallery for four months and had 112,000 visitors. It was also featured on the BBC TV Culture Show and widely covered in the photo press.

His other project The Westway: a portrait of the community was again shown at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Gallery in Trafalgar Square for six weeks. The work was shortlisted in The World Photography Organisation Awards 2013 and images have been shown at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Somerset House and the National Portrait Gallery in the last twelve months alone.

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Richard Lewis

Senior Lecturer

With over 10 years experience working as a photographer and art director, Richard has worked for clients in the Advertising, Music / Design, Editorial and Publishing field, with clients that range from ITV, BAT, Cobra beer and Toblerone to various high profile acts in the music industry. Richard has exhibited nationally alongside artists such as Tracey Emin, Steve Pyke, Hannah Starkey, Gavin Turk, Nadav Kander, Martin Parr, Paul M Smith, Bridget Riley and John Swannell. Richard’s photographic prints are now held in several notable private collections. Richard has a Masters Degree in Photography from The University of the Arts London — LCC and a BA (Hons) degree from Exeter School of Art & Design — University of Plymouth. He is a member of the creative, practice-led research network Land2 (Land Squared) and exhibits with Transistor group artists.

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Martin Coyne

Senior Lecturer

Martin is a regularly commissioned filmmaker and published photographer specialising in documentary work and portraiture. He is able to use studio lighting to its best effect whilst having the skill to sensitively utilise natural light. Equally comfortable with film-based and digital media, having the knowledge to discern the suitable medium for a given subject. Fluent in the use of the the Adobe Creative Suite as well as film based processes.­ He is a devotee of the graphic coding interface vvvv which he uses to produce custom software for interactive multimedia installations.

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Andrew Cope

Technician Demonstrator

BA (Hons), PGCE (HE), member of the ILF, and an HEA Fellow.

Andy has undertaken photographic commissions since 1985, working alongside other professionals to broaden his knowledge whilst developing his own visual voice. He established himself as a full-time freelance photographer in 1991, involved in social and commercial photography. Andy teaches on short courses covering photographic lighting techniques across a wide range of disciplines, working with a diverse student body.

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Anne Edwardes

Technician Demonstrator

BA (Hons), PGCE (HE), HEA Fellow, member of APHE and the IFL.

Anne is currently studying for an MA in Photography here at the AUB. Her research interests are process based and lie in juxtaposing archaic processes and digital capture – investigating Domesticity and the Landscape.

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Chris Moles

Technician Demonstrator

BA (Hons).

After a career in engineering, Chris studied photography at AUB. He has contributed to a number of exhibitions, worked as an assistant, and undertaken commissions as a freelance photographer. His work is held in several private collections.

Chris’ current landscape work attempts to reveal physically evident human intervention with the environment resulting from social, political and economic forces, and where fragments from almost entirely separate worlds co-exist side by side. He is currently working towards a solo show and a book.

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Max Catterall

Technician Demonstrator

As a photographic assistant, Max has worked in studios and locations across London and the UK on a wide variety of shoots. After his Commercial Photography degree at AUB, he trained as a producer and photographic agent, working with prestigious clients and photographers.

He is working with students at the Arts University Bournemouth to deliver a wide range of technical training, workshops and advice. His own work explores photography as a medium – with still life images, darkroom printing and, more recently, through a collaboration with Melanie Stidolp, in the production of videos that test the notion of the limitations of experimentation and the plausibility of equipment producing its own work, a partnership that has resulted in a number of exhibitions and being shortlisted for the Exeter Phoenix Moving Image Comission.

Thomas Preston

Senior Technician

Since graduating from Falmouth with a degree in Photographic Communication, Tom has gained a wealth of experience working within an educational environment. He joined the AUB in 2012 after working for Hereford College of Arts for nine years, where he became site manager for the HE Media Centre.

During his time at HCA he managed multi discipline technical resources as well as teaching A Level Photography, evening classes, summer schools and all technical aspects of the National diploma and BA photographic programs. Before Tom started working within an educational establishment he worked as a full time freelance commercial and social photographer taking on various commissions. This work continued through his time at HCA but on a part time basis.

Tom is currently the senior technician in the photography department at the AUB and manages the resources which are accessed by BA Photography, BA Commercial Photography and the MA pathways.

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Supporting staff

Guest Speakers

  • Ewan Spencer – music and advertising
  • Mark George – agent
  • Phil Toledano – documentary, advertising and gallery (New York)
  • Platon – portraits and advertising
  • Aleksandra Olenska – stylist and art director (Exit magazine)
  • Stuart Spalding – editor and publisher (Pop magazine)
  • Esther Teichmann – photographer and photographic producer
  • Solve Sunsbo – fashion
  • Andy Carl – music
  • Olivia Gideon-Thompson – photographers agent – We Folk
  • Gautier De-Blonde – editorial/portraiture
  • Broomberg and Chanarin – documentary/editorial and gallery
  • Simen Johan – fashion advertising & gallery
  • Tara Darby – fashion
  • Poppy De Villeneuve – fashion (New York)
  • Steve Pyke – portraiture (New York/London)
  • Tim Walker – fashion
  • Chris Floyd – celebrity portraits
  • Tim Paton – Balcony Jump agency
  • Marco Santucci – Santucci & Co agency
  • Nick Clements – fashion & PHD study
  • Laura Pannack – documentary/editorial