portrait of york photographer Olivia Brabbs www.oliviabrabbs.co.uk

Here's a little intro to the person behind the camera.  I'm a second generation photographer following in the footsteps of my father Derry Brabbs who is renowned for his landscape and heritage photography and collaborations with James Herriot & Wainwright.  So I guess you could say that photography is very much in the blood.  From school I actually followed a career in the NHS as an Occupational Therapist before deciding to follow my passion and establish myself as a freelance photographer.  I'm a big believer in the notion that no experience is ever wasted and the skills and experience taken from this period are so valuable for my photography - whether it's helping to put a nervous subject at ease or working on a commission that requires a sensitive and empathic approach.  Underneath everything though comes a love of working with people and an appreciation that it's the small details that matter.

Storytelling through images is my passion and I particularly love telling the story behind commercial brands.  The people and their expertise, the equipment used, the local environment and importantly processes and techniques.  I particularly love commissions with rural and food production businesses as these link with personal interests in local food and the organic movement.  I also work regularly with creative businesses giving a documentary behind the scenes view alongside editorial style images of the final products.  Words such as artisan, handcrafted, British (or especially Yorkshire!) made / grown would definitely feature in a dream photography brief.

My love of cameras started in my childhood but I'm so proud that I have now been running a successful photography business for over 11 years.

I'm always delighted to chat photography so please do get in touch to find out more about my work and how I can support your business.  07779 345819 or info@oliviabrabbs.co.uk

I share lots of information and tons of images from recent commissions on my BLOG so please do pay a visit to get all of the latest news.

I'm based in York in North Yorkshire.  Commissions take me across the UK and fast train links from York make London projects easily accessible.