Professional photography at no cost to the client.

I am an architectural photographer that has worked in the built environment for over 20 years.

I work from a camper van all over the British Isles and produce a weekly Genius Loci Digest that reaches over 1200 subscribers.

The digest also has a paid membership from generous, passionate, informed and engaged subscribers from all over the world.

My background is in the historic built environment and I know of many remarkable places that do not have the funds for professional photography, or need to direct their funding towards critical outcomes.

For many charities I offer a discounted rate, but because of the membership scheme, I am now able to offer free member powered photography to organisations including charities, skilled trades or artisans, building preservation trusts, amenity societies, and voluntary groups *

How does it work? Are there any catches?

The digest membership consists of an informed and diverse group of people from all over the world that are passionate about the historic environment.

This isn't a vanity project. All member powered projects and media will only be accessible to members that pay a subscription. Chosen sites won't be listed publicly unless the client chooses to do so.

For membership powered projects I ask for the following from the client to helps members be a part of and engaged in the project:

Buildings and places in the historic environment are preferred.

The photography shoot will cover 1 day including travel, accommodation and expenses and also covers a half day of post-production. The free photography shoot would normally cost £800 at full commercial rates.

I ask if it is possible to share media taken of the shoot - my photographic process and also interesting information about the site that might be of interest to the members. All this information will be shared with members only.

Once photography has taken place I also ask if it is possible to share some of the final photography with members and some of the photographs with subscribers.

It would be lovely to have a note to members from the client telling them about their site or building and why the photography is needed.

Check out the sites photographed so far and the number of places available for free photography:

Member Powered Photography Status Page
In essence I’m offering my professional services for free to historic locations in Britain.

Would you like to apply for a free photo shoot? Drop me a line with your details here.

*Currently applies to sites in Great Britain.

Further Information.

My Portfolio.

Heritage Portfolio by Andy Marshall
Heritage photography and videography by Andy Marshall

The Genius Loci Digest Archive

genius loci digest - Andy Marshall’s Genius Loci Digest
This digest revels in the in-between, the transitional, the presence of absence. My camera with its dials and knobs and sharp focus has taken me into the blur of things. It has taught me that because things can’t be measured it doesn’t mean that it isn’t there. The spirit of things, the essence of o…

Meet the photographer (video)