pic of Ed Swinden


Covering the north of England, Ed Swinden has helped clients big and small get the picture since 2004. Whether shooting on location or in the studio, Ed has offered a bright and creative approach to the most demanding brief.


As of Friday 11th May 2012 Ed is no longer accepting freelance assignments. His thanks go out to all former clients and suppliers. Anyone who would like to get in touch with Ed to discuss any previous commissions or image rights may still contact him at the usual email address and telephone number. There may, however, be a slight delay in responding.


Ed is no longer accepting freelance commissions. You can still see examples of his work across the web.


These are examples of commissioned photography shot by Ed over the past few years.

  • picture of Coroner John PollardCoroner John Pollard
  • picture of BXRsBMX racers outside the National Cycling Centre
  • picture of Martin AmisAuthor Martin Amis at the University of Manchester

What others say

1)"[Swinden] fought off more than 100 other entries from all over the world, impressing judges with the consistency of his vision and execution." - Diane Smyth, of the British Journal of Photography, announcing Ed as the winner of the inaugural Shoot the Street competition in 2010.

2)"You're SOOOOO talented! I love em! We should do this again...amazing framing...very fun...You deserve several pints! :) " - Rie Sinclair (Grammy-nominated songwriter, musician and actor), after a location portrait session in Manchester in 2011.

3)"@hedgew0dge @TriathlonPlus article was fantastic, thanks very much." - Steve Lloyd, Triathlon coach, Tweeting his appreciation after seeing the portraits of him in action, shot by Ed for a four-page magazine feature about his work.