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

Phil Crow ABIPP has over 30 years experience in photography. For the last 20 years he has 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. He has worked for local and national film and theatre companies and also spent three years working with the world-famous ‘Red Arrows’ aircraft display team.

Phil has published a number of books: His first, Portraits in Power, 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 a one man exhibition “Double Exposure” at the Usher Gallery, Lincoln. 2010 saw Phil’s 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)

Phil also provides design, web and moving image to his clients: in the early 90’s he worked on a whole range of broadcast programmes from Spitting Image to Play Days!

2013 saw Phil 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 also displayed at David Lloyd Burton Waters and at The Collection. Phil has exhibited every year since as the official photographer to Lincoln Grand Prix Festival of Cycling weekend. Phil is also the founder and organiser of Lincoln Bike Night.

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

He recently qualified as a drone pilot having taken written and practical exams to qualify for his Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Insured to fly UAS safely and for commercial operations, Phil’s CAA PfCO ref is 5581. A full list of qualified commercial drone pilots can be found on the CAA’s website here 

As a big fan of photography, I love your work.

Jenny Agutter, actress

Charity work

In  2010 Phil had a routine operation. This went wrong and he was in hospital for 3 months: almost dying of sepsis, he spent 6 weeks in an Intensive Care Unit.

Since then, Phil has cycled, run and raised money for a variety of charities and is an ambassador to Sepsis and PTSD Awareness. In 2012 Phil was one of the 8000 Olympic Torchbearers, nominated for overcoming critical illness, raising money and being an inspiration within his community. Phil still does public speaking on the effects of sepsis and living with PTSD.

Phil Crow Olympic torch relay