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About Me

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HELLO, and thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I'm Andrew Baskott, a professional photographer of 20 years from Northampton with a passion for capturing the diverse landscapes, gardens, architecture and historical locations of England and Wales.

Hampshire Life cover, April 2015
I really love what I do and by concentrating on these very specific photographic subjects brings consistency to the style and quality of the pictures I produce. I like to take a considered approach to my work, I'm not interested in simply taking snapshots. It's an approach clients seem to appreciate too with my images being used across a wide range of publishing and commercial sectors worldwide. Uses include magazine and newspaper features, magazine covers, books, calendars, greetings cards, websites, corporate brochures and advertising. And a large-format version of a Northamptonshire landscape currently adorns the vehicles of a consumer-goods company in Germany.

Venus
I undertake photography for the National Trust and my work is also represented by several leading picture libraries: Loop Images, Alamy and Collections.
Evening Gold
In 2012, I was awarded 2nd place in the 'Breathing Spaces' category of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition for my image 'Evening Gold' (right).

Whether it's for a commission or stock, planning a shoot is essential. This means knowing as much about a location as possible in advance so as to be able to work it to the best advantage and so create some great pictures. What I don't want to do is to get there and then think, "where do I start?" That doesn't mean, of course, not being able to respond to the unexpected or take advantage when good fortune strikes. Best laid plans....

In addition to my photography, I'm also a successful freelance writer. I have written for several publications and been commissioned to write and illustrate feature articles for magazines such as The Countryman and Outdoor Photography.

Herterton House
Here are some kind words about my article 'THE MAKING OF A PLANTSMAN'S PARADISE' - published in The Countryman - "...forty years of life and work summed up in one thousand words, which flow together and read beautifully! That is very clever and thoroughly well done." Frank Lawley - author and together with his wife Marjorie the owner and creator of the stunning gardens of Herterton House in Northumberland.

Whatever the reason for your visit to my website, whether it's to locate and licence an image for editorial or commercial use; commission me for your next project or just simply out of curiosity, I hope your browsing is both fruitful and enjoyable. If you've not found what you were looking for, have any questions, or wish to discuss your current picture or writing needs further, then please feel free to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you.

Thank you and enjoy!

COPYRIGHT | All images and content within this website are the Copyright © of Andrew Baskott 2008-2018 and as such may not be copied, stored electronically or otherwise, manipulated, reproduced or used in any way without written permission. To do so would be a breach of copyright. By entering this website you are bound by the above terms. All rights reserved. Fair use is not an excuse.