Giles Penfound – Featured IPA member
I’ve been a professional photographer for over 25 years but the desire to make photographic images has been with me since the age of twelve when I first say the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, his work would become a life long inspiration to me. The majority of my working life was spent with the British Army working as a PR and combat photographer covering the highs and lows of military life from simple parades to conflict and war in the Balkans and Iraq. I left the Army in 2007 after 22 years service and set up my own commercial photographic practice working for clients such as the Imperial War Museum, National Maritime Museum as well and a range of commercial businesses. I had a brief foray into the world of wedding photography and finally closed my business in 2013 to concentrate on my own personal work and print magazine Pictures on a Page. After my wife and daughters photography is my life and the reason I get up in the morning, it keeps me sane and is a way for me to express my passage through this wonder that is life.