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Early Summer 2024 update Two new projects get some lift off.

News: New Book Glastonbury the festival and its people: Launch Photofusion June 13th 2024

Kolga Tbilisi Photography Festival is showing my work in "Memory Card"at the prestigious MoMA Tbilisi. Liam Bailey unveils a compelling exhibition featuring recently rediscovered unseen black and white street and documentary imagery captured in Tbilisi, September 1991

For commercial work
I shoot images in a natural style for clients in the corporate, business, and financial sectors mainly, working with designers and AD's to produce deliverable creative interpretations of briefs. I always aim to shoot images that represent the client's objectives clearly and simply with visual flair.

I am now shooting on my Irish passport, so able to work in Europe. Please do get in touch if you have specific needs in that Economic area. I also have ESTA and can obtain shoot clearance and Carnet for the US, I can handle the shoots post briefing and am experienced enough to do shoots sans AD if required.

My experience gives me the confidence to work in a wide range of contexts, from the boardroom to the Industrial plant, in most territories, as well the people skills to be able to get good shots out of any situation.
Please get in touch if you have a project you would like me to quote on or just a coffee and team presentation.


"I recently worked with Liam on an executive committee shoot for BBC Worldwide (the commercial arm of the BBC).
Our plan was to use various locations within their newly refurbished Television Centre office to photograph all 12 of the executive committee. Liam was instrumental in planning of the shoot, advising on the best locations and coming up with lots of ideas on how best to use their colourful and bustling workspace.

On the day of the shoot, Liam took control: as time was tight he really impressed with his ability to make each member of the committee feel totally at ease and he got the job done with good humour, speed and energy. The end result was a set of images that showed a dynamic executive committee - I know for a fact that the client was absolutely over the moon with the photos. To sum up, it was a pleasure to work with Liam, he was full of ideas and did a fantastic job. Nice one Liam." Steve Hickson - Creative Director - then Merchant Cantos, now FleishmanHillard

"Anyone who has had to do a 'Board shoot' knows they are tricky at best. So when you are trying to do something a little more exciting than a team line up you need to be working with someone who knows what they are doing and can read the room. Happily, Liam is not only a stunning photographer but has the sense to prepare and time the sessions so you get the shot in a stress free and efficient manner." Peter Chodel - Executive Creative Director, Addison

"Liam is a pleasure to work with. He responds well to a brief but importantly adds in his own artistic flair and personality which is much needed in shoots. I was very impressed with the number and quality of high standard and useable images he took through the two photo shoots I have commissioned him for. Liam has a great personality, making the client and the person he is shooting very at ease. Nothing phased Liam and he adapted well to shooting in the locations we had. I would have no hesitation in commissioning Liam for future photoshoots."
Lynn Jones, Art Director, Wardour Publishing

To describe Liam Bailey I would use the term 'consummate professional’. He is complete in every detail of his work. He listens to the brief then helps you develop and improve upon it.

His shoots are very well managed and his interaction with the client and subject make for a highly creative, inclusive and ultimately rewarding process.
Composition, light, clarity – the results are always brilliant. 10/10." Scott Poulson – Design Director, Special Design Studio

"We have engaged Liam’s services for a few years now, and he consistently demonstrates a strong understanding of the various briefs we give him. His relaxed sense of humour and laid back approach help him build rapport with all our staff, so we get a great shot of every member of the team, without exception. The last time, Liam was so efficient and ahead of time, he offered to take some amazing impromptu shots of the office space and team for us to use in other marketing projects. "
Emma Sell – Practice Manager, BDBF Legal

client list, portfolio and comps available on

Finalist in 2022 AOP open awards - category - Series

Updated Business, People, Industry, Portraiture on and added personal project and now STEM/Lab images.

Photographer on INTU report which won Bronze in 2020 Corporate & Financial Awards
‘Best Printed Report: AIM/Small-Cap’

Full AOP member, full Public Liability.

Personal work site -

Alongside my commercial work, I shoot personal projects, some of which have generated exhibitions and books. I also have considerable experience of academic practice from both ends of the lecture hall, having gained an MA in Fine Art Photography from the London College of Communication (University of the Arts), London in 2006, as well as having taught a number of photography-related courses at post-graduate level, most recently as a Senior Associate Lecturer at the London College of Fashion. In addition, I'm committed to encouraging other people's interest in photography, and co-founded, the growing social platform for photographers.

Liam Bailey is also the founder of


2023 'Rotterdam Photography Festival' - Still in the game
2022 'Prometheus' Still in the game MA work, Jakobstad, Fi
2019 'Own the night', Bateman St gallery, Soho, London
2018 'AOP 50', 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London
2015 'One Nation under a Groove, Southbank, London
2012 'Reasons to be Cheerful', Photofusion, London
2011 'Glastonbury 92–10', Ditto, London
2010 'Lost and Found', The Printspace, London exhibition
2007 'Mixed Imagery', Shaws Gallery and Bar, London
2007 'Forever England', Gallery Vassie, Amsterdam
2006 'Final MA show', London College of Communication
2006 'One Love', The Lowry Gallery, Sheffield
2005 'Found Footballs', Hat on Wall Gallery, London
2005 'The AOP Open, The Association of Photographers, London
2002 'Drive for Show, Putt for Dough', Standpoint Gallery, London
2001 'Inauguration of panel series, Hackney College, London
1999 'Glastonbury', Harbour Lights, Southampton
1998 'Golf Crazy, Photofusion, London

2006 Forever England, published by Dewi Lewis Publishing (ISBN 1904587305): documenting the lives of the inhabitants of Bekonscot Model Village in Buckinghamshire.
2024 Glastonbury – People communities and Tribes.                   (ISBN 978-1-78884-257-0): A love story with the festival, ACC artbooks Publication date Jne 10 2024.

All images and works are © Liam Bailey 2023, and cannot be used without prior permission.

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