Who I am

I am a photographer who specialises in location lighting and portraiture; which is particularly tricky*/fun* (*delete as appropriate) when engaged on expedition and adventure projects.  I run photographic training courses – whether in my studio or out in the field somewhere. I also travel to far-off places to get the images needed for corporate or private clients.Clients include: Coca-Cola, EFG Bank Switzerland, Lidl Supermarkets, GardaWorld, Erinys, Flannels 4 Heroes, Gurkha Welfare Trust, Royal Hospital Chelsea, British Army, Sunday Times, Praetorian International, Victory Services Club, Joanna Lumley, Lord Slim, Butler and Parker, Swinfen Charitable Trust, British Exploring Society.I hold an Emergency First Aid certificate in Exploration Medicine

Potted history

Newspaper Photographer

Commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

1988 – 2012
Travelled to Bosnia, Falklands, Canada, North America, Brunei, East Timor, Malaysia, Iraq, Thailand, Australia, West Africa and Nepal

2007 – 2012
Created and established photographic schools in Wiltshire, Nigeria and Nepal

2012 (ongoing)
Set up and led photoNepal

Published in the Sunday Times

Exhibitions in London and Salisbury

Photographer for the British Exploring Society

Shortlisted Finalist for RPS International Print Exhibition

Light & Life in the Middle Hills launched

Appeared as panellist on BBC Radio 4 Midweek discussing the new book

Published in Tatler (5 Pages)

What people are saying

Johnny –

I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed the last two days; you have demystified so much and introduced me to so many new & exciting ideas, and your patience was such that I didn’t ever feel awkward about asking you even the most basic of questions.
So, watch this space! I can’t wait to put into practice all you taught me….

Johnny – Your pictures are fabulous…they have a truly magical feel

Hi Johnny – we depart Mauritius tomorrow and have thoroughly enjoyed viewing all your amazing photos while on honeymoon – they are absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much from both of us – you are very clever. You have perfectly captured our big day and very happy memories

Dear Johnny, You are a star. We embarked on a rather crazy few weeks but I am delighted to say we received the photos before departure to Nepal. They are just fantastic. Thank you so much. We are both really happy with them and it was a real treat to look through them. It was wonderful to see the parts of the day we missed ourselves, I particularly love the running entrance of my old house mates – an absolutely classic series of photos.
Your pictures certainly do give the organisers something different to deal with. I love the lighting and colour. They’re excellent – you are a star photographer!
Dear Johnny, Such a dazzling and charming tutor in the manly form of YOU… I loved it all, and LOVE the pictures you sent. Thank you so very much
Johnny, I’ve just seen the photos from the shoot on Monday and they are simply stunning, thank you so much. We hope to be in touch soon to arrange the next product shots.
Johnny, Images arrived. They look awesome! Fantastic!
Johnny, they are brilliant. You have made us so happy.

3fb9612As well as being an abundantly talented photographer Johnny is a gentleman in the truest sense. He brings with him all of the professional qualities you would expect of a successful British Army Officer. I know and respect him both as a professional and as a family man; one of ethics and integrity. He is an entertaining man and a pleasure to be around. He instructs with humour and clarity. My own photography has been improved just from seeing Johnny at work and asking questions.

3fb9612Whether it be in his portrait or landscape work, Johnny has a fabulous eye and is then able to back this up with a soft and subtle approach to his post-processing. The results are always stunning.

Johnny is a man with the highest of standards and I’m happy to endorse his skills as a photographer, he is quite simply brilliant. In my current role as MD of Airpets, we are working togetther again to provide my customers with sensational portraits of their beloved pets.
Keep it up, is all I can add!

3fb9612Johnny is simply an outstanding photographer who combines his love of the subject with a superb eye for a shot, a great personality and focused work ethic. I can wholeheartedly recommend Johnny as someone who is a joy to work with and who produces excellent results.

Johnny demonstrates a thorough grasp of modern photographic techniques combined with a creative eye. He is able to take suggestion well and therefore work with clients to achieve their objectives.

Johnny is a very capable and reliable professional. His photos are superb and he is passionate about what he does. I highly recommend him.

3fb9612Johnny Fenn is a highly talented & personable photographer who uses his strong social skills, sense of fun and artistic ability to get the best out of his subject matter. Watching him work with people is a delight & he always manages to draw out the best from people.

His enthusiasm for photography is infectious and he delights in sharing his skills by teaching and motivating those who seek his advice. Motivated & organised, with a background in demanding and exacting working environments, Johnny will never let you down.

For anyone wanting to commission a professional photographer, I would strongly give my personal recommendation for Johnny Fenn.

Johnny Fenn is a dynamic and artful photographer. His knowledge of Nepal is excellent and he has captured much of the essence of this diverse, dramatic country and its exceptionally photogenic people in his work.

3fb9612Johnny is a brilliant photographer who has a great eye for the subject matter and the imagination to take a brief and give you far more than you originally requested. I would hire him every time.

3fb9612I have no hesitation in warmly recommending Johnny Fenn as a wonderfully creative, articulate, dedicated, helpful, reliable and extremely likeable person. His photography speaks for itself.

3fb9612Johnny’s excellent results come together through a combination of great understanding and great talent. His ability to ‘read between the lines’ and deliver exactly what you want. I would not only thoroughly recommend Johnny for his commercial work, but for family shots or weddings, I believe he would be perfect.

3fb9612As a designer myself I am full of admiration at the breathtaking beauty of his work and can’t recommend him highly enough.

3fb9612Johnny has many talents, and photography is undoubtedly his strongest.

His technical ability is excellent, but it’s his charm, approachability and preparation that seems to make all the difference, whether that’s working with children, negotiating with large groups at weddings, capturing extraordinary moments in remote destinations or even negotiating with livestock…

Highly recommended.

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