Billie is co-curator at a photography gallery in Hay-on-Wye, called Thru the Lens, where she has worked closely with renowned photographers such as John Bulmer, and Niall McDiarmid. Billie is also an award-winning portrait and reportage photographer, and has exhibited her work at numerous venues in Wales. Her first photo book 'People of Hay' was published January 2020, and she is due to give a talk at Hay Festival. Her second book 'Colour' was published June 2020.
Billie captures informal, candid people shots that highlight an individual's character in a beautiful yet honest way. Billie has a passion for travelling the world doing street photography. So far this has included Hong Kong, New York and Barry Island.
Billie's clients include the National Trust, the Big Lottery Fund, the Canal and River Trust, the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, the Poets' Society, Country Living, and Faber. Her photos have been featured in The Guardian, The Times, and The Telegraph.
Assignments are varied and enriching, and have included working with farmers, celebrities, Gurkhas, dancers, moth experts, musicians, gold medallists, helicopter pilots, poets, fashion models, and castle owners. Billie’s work takes her all over the place: up mountains, under waterfalls, wading through mud and rivers and sheep, and along canals and bustling city streets.
Billie also takes commissions for family portraits, informal weddings and parties, where her natural, informal style sets her apart from the standard approach to these occasions.
Billie and her husband moved from London to the Welsh borders 16 years ago, and they have two daughters.
On location in West Cork, Ireland
with Victor the fisherman