- Katielee Arrowsmith
- James Chapelard
- James Dadzitis
- Dave Evitts
- Sam Furlong
- Adam Gerrard
- Adam Gray
- Matthew Growcoot
- Casey Gutteridge
- David Hedges
- Anita Maric
- Stuart Maxwell
- Jon Rowley
- Lee Sanders
- Mark Sutherland
- Nick Wilkinson
Katielee is an imaginative and resourceful photographer with a great eye for a picture and the determination to get it. She graduated from the NCTJ course in Sheffield in 2000 and has done stints at the biggest press agencies in the world. Katielee has a broad depth of experience in hard news, features, showbiz and commercial work and comes highly recommended by both her clients and peers. Based in Edinburgh Katielee is forging a new future for SWNS in Scotland.
Paris born James is based in Glasgow and works for Centre Press, the SWNS group agency in Glasogow and Edinburgh. Previously James was a senior news reporter on the North West Evening Mail and more recently a reporter on American business newspaper Crain’s Manchester Business. Fully trained as both reporter and photographer James brings imagination and determination to every job he undertakes.
James completed his NCTJ qualification in press photography while working for the Western Gazette in Yeovil, Somerset. At the paper he gained tons of experience covering a wide variety of jobs. In March 2011, he joined SWNS, and is now based in the Plymouth office covering Devon and Cornwall. He is ambitious and always wants to get the best out of himself. James brings a sunny disposition and his friendly professionalism to every job he undertakes.
Dave has devoted his career to photography since an early interest which was ignited at school. Starting out by building his own black and white darkroom and spending hours refining his techniques, to attending Wolverhampton Photographic college, Dave is constantly looking to develop his skills. Dave started as a dark room technician working his way up to the role of photographic laboratory manager, before becoming a photographer for Simon Livingstone Studios. Dave has now been with NTI and SWNS for 15 years and still holds the same passion for the job as when he stated.
Sam gained a masters degree in photojournalism at Swansea. After freelancing for the South Wales Argus, Western Mail and other local papers he accepted a staff job on the Worcester News before joining SWNS in October 2006. Sam has a well deserved reputation for his speedy efficiency and is as solid and reliable as any photographer. Now based in our Birmingham office Sam covers Wales and the Midlands for the SWNS agency Newsteam.
Adam is one of the most experienced photographers working at SWNS and is a regular contributor to the Times. After cutting his teeth at the Stoke Sentinel and Derby Evening Telegraph Adam moved to the SWNS office at Plymouth where he was a key figure in our reporting of the Vanessa George case. After three years by the sea Adam is now based in Leamington Spa covering the Midlands for SWNS. He has a unique style based on a foundation of absolute attention to detail. His technical ability is second to none and his imaginative eye for a picture means he is constantly requested by commissioning editors. Adam is also a talented videographer, shooting on the 5d Mk2 platform he has been involved in all of our biggest commissions. Adam has picked up three consecutive nominations in the prestigious Picture Editor Guild Awards.
Adam joined SWNS after a spell in the North which saw him working on the Raoul Moat and Derrick Bird shootings. Now based in the SWNS Bristol office he has covered major news stories such as the M5 crash and is enjoying the challenge and variety that comes with the role. Adam is as happy photographing a dramatic landscape at 5.ooam as he is managing a large scale studio shoot.
Matthew started his working life at a young age for a national press agency in Liverpool. After completing his NCTJ course in Sheffield, he moved to London for a brief period working for national newspapers and a PR photo agency. A move to Birmingham saw him work at yet another news agency before settling in at South West News agency – Newsteam. Commended by national picture editors for his work covering the August Riots of 2011, he has a proven record of rising to big news stories. His easy manner allows him to build a rapport with the public as well as clients and this is evident in his portraits and feature articles.
Casey joined South West News in 2011 having worked for the Welwyn Hatfield Times over a three year period. Casey works for our Cambridge operation, MASONS, in London and has had wide recognition for his unique style. His work has appeared in all the UK nationals as well as the New York Post, National Geographic and dozens of publications around the world. His friendly yet professional approach to photography and attention to detail is combined with determination to complete the job on hand. Casey is truly a natural with a talent that inspires others.
After getting a first in photography at the University of Plymouth David came to work for SWNS in Bristol. He has enjoyed a variety of jobs from doing aerials of Glastonbury to covering Kate Moss’s wedding. His work has been published in the national papers and magazines such as NME. In 2012 David was recognised at the Picture Editors Guild Awards with a nomination in the Young Photographer of the year catagory. David has a love of photography and a passion from his job that shows in every picture he takes.
Anita Maric is a photographer based in the Birmingham office of the South West News Service Group who has 13 years of previous photography experience with News Team International. Anita studied photography in Sweden and has a range of experience covering news, sport andfeatures. She has been commissioned to undertake photography assignments all over the world by daily and sunday national newspapers.
Stuart works in our most distant of district offices, the Scottish city of Aberdeen. He is both well organised and well connected. Well used to working on his own initiative Stuart has a great eye for a story and the picture that is going to make it sing. He is as hard working and polite as he is imaginative and resourceful.
Jon Rowley joined the SWNS team in 2009 after graduating from the University of Wales, Newport with a degree in Documentary Photography. Jon uses his methodical style and patient nature to great effect whether co-ordinating a complicated studio shoot or undertaking an environmental portrait. He regularly has his work published in the UK press and has had work published in magazines including National Geographic and Zoo.
Lee has a broad depth of experience in covering a range of assignments from hard news to sport to PR and travel. His work is regularly featured in the national and international press. Lee graduated from the NCTJ course in press photography at Norton College, Sheffield in 2006 and took a staff job with News Team International in Birmingham. In August of 2010 Lee left News Team International and spent the next year traveling around the world. Upon his return to the UK Lee spent a brief period working for INS News Agency Ltd in Reading before joining SWNS in September of 2012. Lee works for our Cambridge operation, MASONS.
Mark’s first posting at SWNS meant travelling the entire length of the country from his native John O’Groats to work in the SWNS Plymouth office. After three hugely successful years the former Young Scottish Press Photographer of the Year has returned north as SWNS Chief Photographer Scotland. Based in Glasgow Mark combines a sharp nose for news with a determination to get the job done, a strategy which gets his work in print time after time.
Nick came straight to the SWNS group agency Newsteam from the NCTJ press photography course in Sheffield 5 years ago. Nick is a very personable and friendly chap who works hard at putting people at ease before any shoot. He is a creative photographer who thrives on capturing something that little bit different, whether it being a hard news job, a commission for a broadsheet or a feature for a glossy magazine.