Johnny Bean


Morecambe, United Kingdom
Freelance Photographer shooting across multiple genres, social, commercial, private projects. Member of Morecambe Artist Colony.
Currently developing my own projects.

Work Experience


Freelance Photographer

Currently running my own successful photography business. As well as my photography/photoshop skills, I have a broad and strong skill set and am solely responsible for all aspects of the business including business planning, marketing, website design and SEO, book design, client management, book-keeping and financial management, and all photography and image editing. I was a founder member of LADAPP (Lancaster & District Association of Professional Photographers) and MAC (Morecambe Artist Colony). I have exhibited widely in the local area and was a finalist for the prestigious Professional Photographer of the Year Award in 2014. In addition, I work freelance as a part-time arts Administrator for a number of local organisations.
April 2004 - Morecambe, United Kingdom

Lancaster Arts Partners


General administerial duties including, servicing the executive committee, managing the website and social media.
November 2014 - Lancaster, United Kingdom

West End Million


Part-time position (1 day per week), servicing the partnership committee, managing the website and social media, minuting meetings for a local non-profit organisation.
August 2017 - United Kingdom

Morecambe Artist Colony


A voluntary position in which I look after the finances, website, membership, social media channels and other duties.
November 2014 - Morecambe, United Kingdom

LICA, Lancaster University

Box Office Co-ordinator

A transition position filling in whilst a new coordinator was sought. I was fully trained in the use of the Patron Base box office software and was additionally responsible for cashing up and reconciling the takings, some social marketing and customer database updates.
January 2013 - March 2013 Lancaster, United Kingdom

Lancaster Literature Festival

Admin & Finance Manager

My duties for Litfest, a literature development agency and charity with an annual literature festival, included financial planning and reporting, statistical information management, boxes office management, marketing, website management, database management, preparing and writing funding applications and strategic business planning. I managed the Litfest bookshop, including volunteer staff team and also managed various art projects. I was the first point of contact for all public activity, facilitated meetings of the Board of Directors, liaised with artists, managed diaries, and maintained organisational policies and customer databases. I was sadly made redundant in December 2012 following the loss of Arts Council funding.
September 2003 - December 2012 Lancaster, United Kingdom

Crossing Borders, Lancaster University

Clerical Assistant (p/t)

Crossing Borders was a British Council distance learning creative writing programme, managed from Lancaster University, and operating across Africa to assist developing writers. My role was to offer administrative support (one day a week) to the Project Manager. This involved liaison with the UK based writing mentors and the British Council offices in Africa, to ensure effective communication, chase up and process all paperwork, pay invoices, track completion of project assignments and all associated reports.
August 2005 - March 2006 Lancaster, United Kingdom

Hardback Hotel

Self-Employed Internet Bookseller

My “Hardback Hotel” web-based book-selling business involved the buying and selling of collectable modern first edition fiction books. I was solely responsible for all aspects of the business, including marketing and publicity, customer management, finance, stock control, e-mail systems and website design. The business stock was sold on in 2006 when I became too busy with other work commitments to continue activity.
April 2001 - February 2006 Lancaster, United Kingdom

Lancaster & District CVS

Marketing & Publicity Officer, Volunteer Information Centre

A part-time, short-term contract position with a remit to promote both volunteering and VIC (the volunteer information centre) to the local public.
January 2001 - March 2003 Lancaster, United Kingdom

Folly Gallery

Gallery Technician/Darkroom Tutor

A part-time position responsible for gallery maintenance and teaching darkroom classes.
October 2001 - September 2002 Lancaster, United Kingdom

Hammicks Bookshops

Bookshop Manager

Relocated from Peterborough to Lancaster to open a new bookshop in the Hammicks chain. Responsible for all aspects of shop management, inc. staff training, supervision and personal development, hiring and firing, conducting annual staff reviews, all office administration, budgetary management (setting and working to), stock control, computer systems maintenance, health and safety, marketing, promotion, customer care, external business development, buildings maintenance and for reporting back to senior management according to company practice. Nominated for Manager of the Year, 2000.
January 1999 - February 2002 Lancaster, United Kingdom

Hammicks Bookshops

Bookshop Manager

Bookshop management duties as above.
May 1995 - January 1999 Peterborough, United Kingdom


Self employed Bookdealer

Self-Employed bookseller running my own part-time book-selling business.
October 1993 - May 1995 Cardiff, United Kingdom


Bookshop Consultant

Management consultant to Ffotogallery Bookshop.
October 1993 - August 1994 Cardiff, United Kingdom


Lecturer in Critical Theory & History of Photography

Photography lecturer for an independent photography resource.
Cardiff, United Kingdom


Ffotogallery Bookshop Manager

Photography gallery bookshop, Zwemmer's first shop outside of London.
August 1992 - October 1993 Cardiff, United Kingdom

Iinstitute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

ICA Bookshop Manager

Manager of ICA Bookshop within prestigious multi-purpose arts venue in Central London.
May 1991 - August 1992 London, United Kingdom

Brady-Maccabi Youth Club

Youth Activity Leader (Photography)

Evening work teaching photography and darkroom techniques to teenagers
June 1991 - June 1992 London, United Kingdom

Reading Matters Bookshop


Community bookshop position, responsible for day to day running.
October 1989 - March 1991 London, United Kingdom

Fagin’s Bookshops

Assistant Bookshop Manager

Assistant managerial duties.
June 1989 - October 1989 Brighton, United Kingdom

Fagin's Bookshops

Bookshop Assistant

Bookshop Assistant, Muswell Hill, London
July 1987 - June 1989 London, United Kingdom


University Of Westminster

Bachelor of Arts: Film, Video & Photographic Arts

Upper 2nd Class Degree, majoring in Photography.
September 1985 - June 1988 London, United Kingdom


Administration, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Finance, IT, Marketing, Photography, Web Design,