Billie is an award-winning portrait and reportage photographer. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout Wales and in London, and has regularly featured in the press.
Billie's clients include Hay Festival, National Theatre Wales, The National Trust, The Big Lottery Fund, Country Living, The Canal and River Trust, The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, The Poets' Society, and Faber.
"My photography centres on people. Whether in a formal setting or a candid ‘street’ style, capturing the individual characters I encounter is what drives my passion to take photos. I love travelling and taking street photos, but I also love finding the beauty on my doorstep."
Assignments are varied and enriching, and have included working with farmers, celebrities, Gukhas, 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 has four photo books published; People of Hay, Colour, Lockdown Light, and Hay Festival Faces (see 'BOOKS' section of website). As well as being the official Hay Festival portrait photographer, Billie also gave a talk at the festival with photographer John Bulmer in 2022.
Billie is also co-curator at a photography gallery in Hay-on-Wye, called Thru the Lens, where she has worked closely with renowned photographers such as David Hurn, John Bulmer, and Niall McDiarmid.
She 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 in 2003, and they have two daughters.
On location in West Cork, Ireland
with Victor the fisherman