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Ray has worked for all of the top magazines and has had the privilege to photograph some of the sporting icons of the last quarter century with over 10 years' digital experience.

Many of the world's top athletes, footballers, boxers and tennis players have sat for him, such as David Beckham, Lewis Hamilton and Th… Read More
Ray has worked for all of the top magazines and has had the privilege to photograph some of the sporting icons of the last quarter century with over 10 years' digital experience.

Many of the world's top athletes, footballers, boxers and tennis players have sat for him, such as David Beckham, Lewis Hamilton and Thierry Henry. Other celebrities from the world of entertainment include Robbie Williams and Kylie.

He works with many global brands including Adidas, British Airways, Gap, Helly Hansen, Lloyds TSB, Puma and Selfridges but is equally at home working with smaller and less mature brands. Ray's ability to work with sporting icons is well documented however he has considerable experience within the photographic worlds of fashion, food, motoring and technology.

As an editorial photographer he manages studio and location shoots for publications including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, GQ, FHM and the Sunday Times.

Ray's work isn't just behind the camera.

He also acts as freelance creative consultant for many international brands including Adidas, Golfino, UMBRO and Helly Hansen.

Ray is comfortable with all aspects of post production including the use of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, as well as image manipulation, accurate colour management and digital workflow.

Ray has a trusted team of people who can manage all the production aspects of a photography shoot, including location, model and prop sourcing, hair and make-up, and styling for fashion, home and food shoots.

His client list speaks for itself but he also won a host of awards including seven Cream Awards, four Sun Awards, and accolades from Fuji and Kodak. Read Less
  • Photography consultant
    Adidas — United Kingdom
  • Photographic consultant
    Umbro — United Kingdom
  • Photographic Consultant
    Reebok — Bolton, United Kingdom
  • Creative Consultant
    Golfino — Hamburg, Germany
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An extensive knowledge of the creative process, the business, research, development, concept, budgets, team management, client liaison, commissioning/outsourcing creative, managing shoots, creative direction, design direction, art direction, photography, photo shoots, print and online process, media management and… Read More
An extensive knowledge of the creative process, the business, research, development, concept, budgets, team management, client liaison, commissioning/outsourcing creative, managing shoots, creative direction, design direction, art direction, photography, photo shoots, print and online process, media management and time keeping. An extensive knowledge of the design tools, full CS5 and pro level photography equipment with post production and development. I can manage direct & shoot a full studio/location shoot and liaise with client, hair & make up, agents, clients, models to deliver the brief.

Great people skills, leading, inspiring, directing and team management/direction, firm and fair. Strong understanding of 'the now', form, function, light, shape, fashions, styles, brands and strategy.

Specialties
Creative / Design direction, photography, marketing and leadership Read Less
Great Results, Personable, Creative
“Ray is not only a great photographer but extremely creative along many channels. Always thinking of ways to implement different ideas and help to move the client brand forward with his extensive in-depth knowledge of the industry. He's also extremely affable to work alongside… Read More
Great Results, Personable, Creative
“Ray is not only a great photographer but extremely creative along many channels. Always thinking of ways to implement different ideas and help to move the client brand forward with his extensive in-depth knowledge of the industry. He's also extremely affable to work alongside with.” January 5, 2012
Paul Rees

Rachel hired you as a Photographer in 2009 and hired you more than once
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
“Creative, innovative, original and a great bloke to work with. Check out www.raywatkinsphtography.com if you need a photographer Always adds value to the creative process and works to deadlines and within budget” May 18, 2010
Rachel Woods

Ashley Williams (client)
Ashley hired you as a Design agency in 2000 and hired you more than once
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative
“Ray has the ability to deliver fresh new creative solutions with comparative ease and is really enjoyable to work with. I'd highly recommend Rays work” January 2, 2012
Ashley Williams

Steve James (client)
Steve hired you as a Photographer in 2001 and hired you more than once
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative
“Fantastic results from a fantastic photographer. Flexible with budgets and timings, the images are always 100%. Thoroughly recommend Ray to anyone.” January 1, 2012
Steve James
John Storey (client)
John hired you as a Photographer in 2003 and hired you more than once
Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, Creative
“Ray's work always fulfilled the brief and was handled in a creative and workmanlike way, on time and within budget. He's easygoing and good to work with, providing originality and added-value.” January 1, 2012
John Storey Read Less
Member Since: Nov 6, 2012