Commercial photographer specialising in corporate and portrait photography for creative agencies worldwide.
Stuart Key is a well established commercial photographer who has built up an enviable reputation over the last 20 years. He prides himself on his commitment to providing a professional service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work.
“As seems to often be the way, my first camera was a gift from my Dad. It was a Praktica MTL3, 35mm film with no autofocus, just a very nifty internal exposure meter. Cutting edge back in the day… the mid-80s if you’re asking.
Having studied both Design and Photography in Southend, Torquay and finally Cheltenham, it was time to get a job. My first step along the path was at a photo processing lab in Devon. My design ability landed me a role in the in-house studio, designing and artworking everything from 35mm film packaging to point-of-sale and shop fronts.
Next I worked at a large design agency in Cheltenham, subsequently freelancing all over the Midlands and South West, spending nearly 10 years in various agencies to gain a unique understanding of the role that great images play in creating inspiring and effective design across all media.
The digital camera industry was in it’s infancy throughout this time, but when Canon released the 10D in 2003 I was determined to tweak my career path back to doing what I truly loved.
My knowledge of the technical processes and requirements to produce everything from a mobile app to a 48 sheet billboard means that I can deliver superior quality imagery specifically tailored to any brief, whilst my design background means I have a total understanding of an art directors vision, and the creativity to execute it.
I’d say my strengths are attention to detail, enthusiasm, honesty and flexibility. My weaknesses are coffee and chocolate.”
Building on our excellent reputation for superb quality, creative automotive imagery, we are very proud to announce the imminent launch of The Legacy – AutoEmotive Photography for the classic, super- and hypercar owner looking for the unique combination of stunning photography and bespoke, hand crafted books and wall art. Find out more here.
Stuart takes the time to fully understand every brief, however diverse – from Formula 1 cars and Italian superbikes to vets with farm animals. We see Stuart as a vital extension of our creative development team, helping to create compelling brand stories.
Graham Dodridge, Creative Director at Silver
Stuart is always professional and very knowledgeable, working with him is always inspiring. His attention to detail is profound and he manages to find the beauty in even the most mundane objects.
Andrea King, Dair
Stuart’s eye for detail, light and understanding of a client brief meant that my client received a portfolio of photographs, all perfect for his website and marketing. Stuart’s work is creative and he is a pleasure to work with.
Antonia Coles, Managing Director of JTTevents
Windrush were in need of fresh, vibrant images for our new website development and we were blown away with the passion and perfection of Stuart’s work. Very happy and looking forward to working together on another project soon.
Tim Earnshaw, Director of Windrush Car Storage
I’ve worked with Stuart for several years and always found him to be friendly and professional. His attention to detail is excellent and he always has a ‘can do’ attitude. It’s a pleasure and privilege to work with him.
Ginny McDermott, Project Manager at Azure Business Services Limited
I had the pleasure of working with Stuart in the early years of his career when his work helped to deliver real business results (more responses, more sales). He’s easy to work with and has developed & diversified his skills greatly since I last worked with him.
Brett Perryman, Head of Acquisition at Hidden Hearing