About Phil Crow

"I have the vanity of an artist: I want my work to be seen. But I don't necessarily have to be seen." David Hockney, artist
self portrait Phil Crow

I am a qualified photographer with over 30 years experience and an Associate member of the British Institute of Professional Photographers (ABIPP). For the last 20 years I have worked as an industrial and editorial photographer for clients such as ALSTOM and Siemens, shooting stills and video at manufacturing facilities as well as customer sites throughout the world. I have also worked for local and national film and theatre companies and spent three years working with the world-famous ‘Red Arrows’ aircraft display team.

I have published a number of books: Firstly, Portraits in Power, which was commissioned by ALSTOM to celebrate the millennium, while Who’s There For Me was produced with help from BITC and won the 2003 Sieff Award. Both projects were part of my one man exhibition “Double Exposure” at the Usher Gallery, Lincoln. 2010 saw my fifth publication launched- Lincoln Cathedral: A Journey from Past to Present.

"'Who's There For Me?' has its fair share of hard luck stories and tragedy but Crow's sympathetic and detailed study shows how a little compassion can make a big difference to the life of another human being." review, BJP (British Journal of Photography)

I can also provide design, web and video (in fact, in the early 1990’s I worked on a whole range of broadcast programmes from Spitting Image to Play Days!)

Phil is an Associate member of the British Institute of Professional Photography and is DBS checked.

I am a qualified drone pilot having taken written and practical exams to qualify for my Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). I have also passed the TQUK level 4 Award for Commercial Drone Pilots (RQF). Insured to fly UAS safely and for commercial operations, my CAA PfCO ref is 5581. A full list of qualified commercial drone pilots can be found on the CAA’s website here. Always check this register- if your chosen pilot is not listed, it is most likely he should not be flying commercially.

2013 saw me exhibit new work at The Angel Coffee House, sponsored by The University of Lincoln and local businesses. On Your Bike Lincoln was well received and was shown at David Lloyd Burton Waters and at The Collection. I have exhibited every year since as the official photographer to Lincoln Grand Prix Festival of Cycling weekend. I am also the founder and organiser of Lincoln Bike Night.

Phil Crow Photography LPAC exterior
My work can be see throughout Lincoln. Over the years I have specialised in large scale installations such as The University of Lincoln’s LPAC theatre, with the largest being a 17m x 12m trompe l'oeil in the Waterside Shopping Centre during a major refurbishment
"As a big fan of photography, I love your work." Jenny Agutter, actress

Charity work

In 2010 I had a routine operation. This went wrong and I was in hospital for 3 months: almost dying of sepsis, I spent 6 weeks in an Intensive Care Unit.
Since then, I have cycled, run and raised money for a variety of charities and I am an ambassador to Sepsis and PTSD Awareness. In 2012 I was one of the 8000 Olympic Torchbearers, nominated for overcoming critical illness, raising money and being an inspiration within the community. I still occasionally speak publicly on the effects of sepsis and living with PTSD.

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