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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David Ellison

Senior Lecturer

As a Senior Lecturer in Photography, David began his career as an assistant to Brian Griffin and Craig McDean.

Now a professional photographer and Senior Lecturer, David has developed his work in doctoral research at Ulster University. David has previously taught at Ulster University and Falmouth University and is currently Level 4 Tutor at AUB.

His research into embroidered wrestling costumes of the North of England has featured as part of a touring exhibition at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool (January 2017) and Somerset House, London (November 2017).

David’s work is held at the Archive of Modern Conflict (London), Birmingham Central Library and Tullie House Collections (Carlisle). His work has been exhibited across the UK and Europe and he has photographed for leading, quality newspapers in England and France.

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Sian Gouldstone


Sian is a photographer and sociologist and is currently researching her PhD at Goldsmiths College, London, from where she also received an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures in 2010.

Since her MA, Sian has been teaching photography, specialising in critical and contextual studies, at colleges in London, Manchester, Blackpool and Northwich.

Sian is the unit leader at Level 5, BA Commercial Photography, for Critical Analyses.

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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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Lucy Veale

Technician Demonstrator

Lucy graduated from AUB in 2014. After university she spent a year in London working as a freelance photographer – assisting Fine Art Photographer Tom Lovelace as well as working on her own professional practice.

Returning to Bournemouth last year she now works as a full time Photography Technician, whilst working freelance as both a Unit Stills Photographer for online commercials such as Ted Baker and photographing weddings locally.

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Supporting staff

Guest Speakers and Visiting Tutors

  • Wolfgang Tillmans -Turner Prize Winner
  • Ewan Spencer –- Music and Advertising
  • Mark George - A–gent
  • 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 Earl – - 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 – - Magnum Photography (Advertising/Corporate Sales and Assignments)
  • Marco Santucci –- Santucci & Co Agency
  • Nick Clements –- Fashion & PhD study
  • Laura Pannack - –Documentary/Editorial
  • Ben Quinton - Editorial (AUB alumnus)
  • Alicia Hart - Photo Editor (Highlife/British Airways)
  • Perry Curties - Fashion and Editor of 125 Magazine
  • Katrina Tang - Fashion (AUB alumna)
  • Gareth McConnell - Documentary and Portraiture
  • Leoni-Blue - Fashion and Magazine Director
  • Harry Borden - Editorial/Portraiture
  • Giles Duley - Documentary
  • Martin Yates - Art Director
  • Jane Hilton - Documentary & Moving Image
  • Sarah Brimley - Fashion Photographer (AUB alumna)
  • Stephen Ledger-Lomas - Senior Art Buyer and Executive Producer at DJA (AUB alumnus)
  • Belinda Coleman - Shoemakers Elves (post-production)
  • Rhea Thurstein - Set Building and Art Direction (AUB alumna)
  • Montana Lowery - Fashion (AUB alumna)
  • Rob Payne - Advertising
  • Jo Paterson - Fashion (AUB alumna)
  • Mitch Payne - Advertising (AUB alumnus)