Ian began his career in London working as a Director of Photography in television on a wide variety of projects, but mainly specialising in food and lifestyle programmes.
Looking for a new challenge, Ian returned to his boyhood passion of stills photography and built a very successful career working in London for clients that included Marks and Spencer, Waitrose and Sainsburys as well as book publishers and all the main magazine titles and Sunday newspaper supplements, shooting
a mixture of editorial, packaging and advertising.
A holiday in Australia was the catalyst for Ian and his wife, stylist and food author Louise Pickford, to relocate to Sydney where they worked as a highly regarded team for the some of the leading food magazine and book publishers in both Australia and overseas for 14 years.
“To me it’s about capturing the natural beauty of the subject” says Ian who uses mostly daylight to create light, fresh, modern images. As well as his work regularly appearing in top food and lifestyle magazines, his client base also includes advertising agencies and design groups. Ian’s pictures have brought him the recognition of several industry awards in Australia.
Ian now divide's his time between London and France where he continues to work for a wide variety of clients. When he is in London he shoots from a variety of his favourite studios.