Velvet Goldmine Studio

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Philip J. Bigg has been a Professional Photographer for over 20 years, specialising in People Photography by valuing his subject’s ethnicity, environment and character, revealing a deeply personal human spirit.

A Creative Arts graduate, Philip cut his photographic teeth printing up scenes of crime in a suburban Essex darkroom, back in a pre-digital age when spending hours in a dark room was the norm. Moving west to take publicity photographs for a University in London, his subjects have included the Right Hon. Tony Blair, Sir Michael Grade and Lord Richard Rogers.

Philip has won prestigious Kodak and Kentmere Industry awards for his fashion, portraiture and commercial work. He has curated photographic exhibitions entitled “Who Are We?” and “World Cup London 2010” for the PM Gallery, the largest art gallery in west London.

Philip has an MA in Cultural Studies and through frequent travel overseas he has accumulated a large collection of images that are sold in Stock Libraries. A regular exhibitor, Philip has shown his work nationwide. His photography highlights Social Issues – an exhibition entitled “I could be your Daughter” was featured at the Brighton Photo Fringe in 2010. In May 2011 he staged “Burmese Gaze”, as part of the Brighton Festival curated by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In July 2012 he exhibited “Blue Skies over Beijing”, an exhibition of his photographs taken during the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Philip’s Travel books are available through Blurb and his travel images can be viewed at

Special Offer Curry Club Attendees

Curry Club attendees are entitled to 20% off Photography Prices.
A Corporate/Business Portrait Session will therefore be £120, rather than £150.


Contact Information
Mobile: 07949 393245

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