Focus On: Sean Malyon

  • Blues singer Seasick Steve in his Chevrolet station wagon

  • Ben Smith ran 401 marathons in 401 days in 2015-16

  • Helped on his way to being a horse racing trainer thanks to The Prince‚Äôs Trust.

  • Shooting on the streets of Paris attracts a crowd. In London people hardly notice you but in Paris a photoshoot is a spectator sport

  • Liz Yelling on the beach in Poole, Dorset

  • BBC Countryfile celebrating its 20th anniversary

  • Rugby player at Worksip College

  • Ballet dancers at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

A commercial photographer based in Bristol, Sean Malyon and I met during a photoshoot in the hills around Llangollen where he managed to make me look uncharacteristically heroic. And, even better, he managed to do it quickly, a much-prized trait in any photographer…

While Sean modestly says of himself “I confine people to a rectangular box and press a button” it’s his use of light, both natural and artificial, that is a large part of what sets him apart from his colleagues. That and his knack for putting his subjects at ease. And making them look heroic.

He is a one-man photographic content generating machine and can even bring along his trusted team of makeup artists, stylists and art directors – and even a portable photographic studio – should your project require them.

His website has a wide selection of his images, as does his Twitter feed, Instagram profile, and Facebook page.