About Us

Established in London in 1991 Allan McPhail Photography provides creative location and studio photography for national and international clients and brands.

Biography

Born of Scottish parents Allan was brought upin the industrial North ofEngland. Allan studied photography as part ofan art course from the early age of fourteen. Challenged by the school curriculum, Allan turned to the camera as his means of expression.

For a project on the local environment Allan documented in glorious colour the food chain process from at a local abattoir. These powerful images so impressed the Head of Art they were exhibited along the staff corridor. Members of the teaching staff were shocked by the graphic images. Allan was backed by his Head of Art who stated … “This is an honest piece of photojournalism that should be displayed”…. Allan realised for the first time that he could use a camera to evoke reactions.

Allan continued to study photography, art and design achieving a Higher National Diploma in 1985, before moving to London to pursue his career in photography.

While working as a photographic assistant, Allan developed a portfolio of landscape and still life images prior to teaming-up with agent David Lambert. Commissions soon followed for international clients such asNike, The Mauritius Tourist Board, Audi and BMW.

Allan has been awarded Silver and Merit Awards from the Association of Photographers in London. D&AD, and a Lion Award from Cannes.

Allan is internationally renowned as a photographer with representation in Europe and the USA.

Through strength of composition, use of available light and open space Allan creates simplistic images that emanate beauty and integrity.

Through strength of composition, use of available light and open space Allan creates simplistic images that emanate beauty and integrity.

Allan has recently been awarded a teaching qualification and is a visiting lecturer at Cleveland College of Art and Design and mentors fellows atTeesside University’s Institute of Digital Innovation.

Through continuous professional development Allan has is quality drone cameraman liaise by the CAA for commercial operations.

Client List

Mauritian Tourist Board, Spanish Tourist Board, Jersey Tourist Board, Visit Wales, JMC Holidays, British Airways, British Aerospace, BMW, Audi, Daimler Chrysler, Ford, Volvo, Renault, Peugeot, GMC, Sony (Playstation), BBC, Procter & Gamble, London Stock Exchange, Abbey National, Waitrose, DFDS Seaways, Parkdean Resorts and Simon Bailes Peugeot.

If you would like to see a printed portfolio of Allan’s photography please contact the studio or local representatives.

Correspondance and Accounts
The Old Vicarage
Thorpe Thewles
Stockton on Tees TS213JL

Tel: 01740 631641
MB: 07768 613051
W: www.allanmcphail.com