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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.
I have recently joined South West News Service, and am enjoying the variety of work and the challenges that the photography brings. The bulk of my photography background is in sports. In the summer 2010 I was mentored by Bob Martin at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. I was also mentored by Matthew Ashton, head of AMA Sports Photo Agency, in the Premier and Football League in the 2010-2011 season. At The University of Birmingham I was the official photographer for the sports department for three years. I also greatly enjoy theatre photography.
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 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.
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.
Having completed a degree in Photojournalism at the London College of Communication, following a spell of work experience at several wire agencies in London, Henry joined SWNS in June 2013. With a 3 month stint working in Bristol, after which he moved to Birmingham to work for the Newsteam International branch, in the East Midlands. Henry thoroughly enjoys both the fast pace and evolving nature of live news, and the creative challenge of portrait shoots.
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.
Originally from the Elgin, in the North East of Scotland. I moved to Bournemouth last September to undertake the NCTJ Press Photography/Photojournalism course. Upon finishing the course in March 2013, I free-lanced for SWNS and worked towards finally getting my driving licence. I’m probably the youngest photographer at SWNS, having only just turned 18, 17 when I started. My interest in photography became stronger after I broke my back in a mountain biking accident 4 years ago. I became interested in press photography after my local paper, The Northern Scot, gave me the odd weekend shift.
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.