Some of my recent photos - a mix of commercial work and personal projects.
What I do...
I create beautiful creative photography for a variety of editorial, marketing and corporate clients.
Based in North Yorkshire in the heart of the beautiful city of York and within striking distance of all the North’s major towns and cities, including Harrogate, Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Hull and Sheffield.
I have nearly twenty years experience working for clients such as The Guardian, The Independent and The Times. I also work for many health, educational and utility organisations and have a keen interest in the arts, providing photography for several theatre companies.
I love photography and so I don’t just see it as my job. When I’m not working I’m usually out and about taking pictures for my blog, or just travelling somewhere interesting, hopefully finding an opportunity to get some great photos.
When it opened in 1788, Northallerton prison’s first inmates can have had little doubt as to society’s attitude towards them. Never mind that it was designed by John Carr – who also created Leeds’ grand Harewood House – this was the first custom built prison in the country and its purpose was clear in the […]
One of my favourite books of 2014. I was lucky enough to see the accompanying exhibition at Newcastle’s Side Gallery and was deeply moved with this extraodinary body of work. In 1989 Kai Wiedenhöfer photographed the fall of the Berlin Wall in his hometown. At the time, Wiedenhöfer, like many, believed this event would mark […]
German husband and wife team Bernd and Hilla Becher’s wonderful book Gasbehälter. The pair met as students in Dusseldorf in 1957 and began collaborating on photographing the disappearing German industrial landscape. Famous for their work on water towers, this book (published in 2002) looks at gasholders around Europe and is an absolute favourite of mine.
A York photographer with national reach…
Living in the heart of Yorkshire is about the best place to be when it comes to accessing all the major towns and cities in the North. Actually, I think it’s probably the best place to be.. period. So if you want to discuss new projects, help with any queries or would like a quote, just drop me a line and I’ll be happy to have a chat or even meet up in York, (especially as I know where to get the best coffee!)
What my clients say about my photography....
I'm lucky to be working with some brilliant people.
“Peter Byrne takes a refreshingly considered approach with each piece I have booked him for, taking the time to understand the company, the production and the directors approach. This results in him always capturing the essence of a production and producing high quality images which in turn help to promote the show. I would highly recommend him”.- Dan Baxter, Hull Truck Theatre
“The Family Fund supports the most vulnerable families who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child and working with these families can be challenging. The feedback we receive from families gives us the utmost trust in Peter. He is patient, sensitive and understanding during the photography sessions, which produce warm, positive images that have enhanced our materials. We would commend Peter’s work to anyone”.- Elaine Pilmoor, Family Fund
“Peter always understands our brief and produces exactly what we are looking for. He has a great personality which means that the people being photographed are made to feel totally at ease and happy about being in front of the camera. Always reliable, good value – I would have no hesitation in calling on his services again”.- Judith Coates, York St John University
“We have used Peter for a number of corporate assignments and we have always found him to be extremely professional and helpful. His input and passion has invariably proved invaluable to ensure we achieved the right result. The images he produces are first class and therefore would have no hesitation in recommending Peter and we will certainly be using him again in the future”.- Kirsty de Silva, Morrison Utility Services
“Peter always delivers high quality service and the quality of the photographs have been outstanding. Peter consistently goes out of his way to utilise his expertise and capture the best shots possible and provide plenty of choice. He is an extremely hard working, reliable and friendly”.- Mark Poland, National Skills Academy for Social Care
“The creativity, timing and skills that he brings really captures the essence of our assignments and brings them to life. The images we receive always exceed our expectations, with each shots being carefully considered and crafted to perfection. Not only is Pete an excellent photographer, he is also a great bloke to work with”.- Lee Redpath, Yorkshire Housing