Commission Photography - Marion Sidebottom

Marion Sidebottom

Photographer & Artist, MA, ARPS

Commission & Location Photography

Visual images are a powerful tool to tell your story on a personal or organisational level. I can be commissioned for many different purposes and would describe this work as location and commercial photography. I am to create a unique viewpoint or perspective to emphasise the features that make a place, person or organisation special. This is achieved through sound knowledge of technical and compositional techniques, using natural light to the best effect and creative post production.

My location photography embraces the concept of ‘Topophilia’ which comes from the Greek word topos “place” and -philia “love of” and means a strong sense of place. Through careful research and spending time on location I create images which aim to capture the essence of a place and make connections with the viewer. These connections could be cultural, historical, environmental, aesthetic or emotional. I hope that my images can evoke a sense of well-being, a desire to visit or a need to protect a place.

In my commercial photography I use my creative skills to show an organisation’s work, products and/or manufacturing processes with an engaging viewpoint and can capture their staff in environmental portraits or simple headshots. During a commercial shoot, many different photography skills come in to play such as wide-angle architectural shots, capturing high speed manufacturing processes, macro product photography and people portraits. I always enjoy the challenge of these new and interesting environments.

I have won awards in UK and International competitions and my work has been featured in the Times, Guardian, East Anglian Daily Times, Royal Photographic Society Journal, Essex Life Magazines amongst many other publications.