Tutor: Graham Parish
Originally from Bath, now living in Glastonbury, Graham studied photography at Salisbury College of Art between 1979-81 where he obtained his degree. His first job after leaving college was as a press photographer at Butlins (Barry Island – made famous by Gavin & Stacey!). After Butlins he was commissioned to document a travel conference in The Hague. From there he assisted an American advertising photographer, Scott Morrison, based in Bristol who specialised in food photography – clients included prominent food retailers like Marks & Spencer.
For many years Graham worked out of his own advertising studio in Old Market, Bristol. Gradually he moved into landscape photography when he began to get commissions from the Countryside Agency photographing the English landscape.
Graham has always been involved in community events and put on street festivals in Bristol. Concerned about the number of cars in Bristol, he and three others started the City Car Club (now the Enterprise Car Club).
He continues to work as a photographer but now also enjoys sharing his knowledge of photography with others by teaching workshops, courses and now photography holidays. He has a very relaxed style – much admired by his students.
Graham originally discovered La Maison Anglaise while looking for a singing holiday – he still hasn’t had a singing holiday! Instead he has now led many photography holidays in Morocco. The holidays are always based in Taroudant at La Maison Anglaise. The groups spend a few days there and then move (in our excellent minibus) to explore different photography spots around Southern Morocco.