My name is Rob Townsend and I live in North Yorkshire with a wife called Ann, a dog called Jasper and another dog called Henry.

I'm currently studying for a BA (Hons) Photography degree with the Open College of the Arts whilst also taking on commercial photography assignments. This portfolio is a combination of degree work, personal projects and commercial commissions.

I love taking on projects that allow me to show aspects of people, places and life that might otherwise go unnoticed; for me the camera is a tool for stopping time and bringing attention to the interesting things that are all around us.

Photographers I admire: Cig Harvey, Alec Soth, Elliott Erwitt, Saul Leiter, Larry Fink, Broomberg & Chanarin, Francesca Woodman, Eamonn Doyle, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Michael Wolf... sure there's more.

Commercial enquiries

I am available for commissions: portraits, publicity, events, products, projects – my business site is at:


Thank you for reading this, and looking at my photos :-)