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London based commercial and editorial portait photographer

Phil Bourne grew up in the North West of England, played in some bands and released a few records. When he realised there was more to life than a diet of crisp butties in the back of a Transit van, he moved to London and worked on music publications.

He first found his love for photography at college, doing an Art and Design Foundation course. Back then, you’d mostly find him in dark rooms, but mainly  enjoying the process of developing his prints. 

Over the years, Phil developed his craft on fashion shoots and hundreds of live music gigs, but his passion has always been portraiture. 

What he enjoys most is working with people. He loves creating striking imagery, which reveals the essence of his subjects personalities and tells a  captivating story.

When he’s not taking pictures, Phil can be found strumming his guitar, playing vinyl, gazing into guitar shop windows, enjoying a glass of red and learning about the universe. He could be described as a bit of a geek.

Phil's editorial work has been published in many high profile international publications including NME, Rolling Stone, Q Magazine, Mojo, The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Times, The Guardian and The Independent amongst others.