e30739eaf122214668094cd91c42b358I am a freelance photographer, working in news, features and PR in the UK, both directly for clients and news outlets and through the agency London News Pictures. My work has been published in press, magazines and on television around the world. A selection of my tearsheets (published work) can be viewed here.  I’m a member of the British Association of Journalists and believe strongly in a free and open press, in which the witness of photography plays a critical role both in current affairs and in documenting our world.

As a photographer I am self-taught. In addition, I am NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) trained. The NCTJ is the internationally recognised, reference training for all photojournalists in the UK.

Alongside my experience on the road, covering news stories and events in all sorts of environments, I’ve worked as a Picture Editor for news agencies and the Manchester Evening News. This experience has given me a detailed understanding of what publishers want from a photographer – and why.


“Joel is a reliable, talented and proactive photographer who maintains a high standard in his work. Joel has a keen eye for a media-worthy shot and can be relied on for great advice and creative thinking. ” Pretty Green

“Joel is one of the most efficient and reliable photographers we have worked with, and the images he produces are first rate. It was a pleasure to work with him” Emma Holland PR

“Joel managed the shoot in a professional manner and issued the images on time. We are keen to work with Joel again in the future.” Leisure PR