A Life In Photography

Born in Manchester, England, Ian Lawson has been taking pictures in one form or another since he was old enough to work a camera. His formative years were spent in rural Lancashire where he nurtured his love for nature and the landscape. At high school in Scotland Ian’s passion was the visual arts, with photography the perfect medium to express his early thoughts and experiences.

Ian then went on to study at Manchester Polytechnic for a BA Hons degree in Fine Art Photography. In the years after graduation, he perfected his craft and gained many notable successes with his triple decade corporate career, creating distinguished campaign work for national and international organisations.

In the late 2000s, Ian orchestrated a change in perspective; a new challenge in his career and moved to the Lake District, a place that has always been close to his heart and which remains a constant source of inspiration for his personal work. It is a move that has allowed Ian to develop the style and content characterising his work today. Ian now focuses exclusively within the landscape documentary genre, filling his time with self-initiated projects. In 2011, he formed his own publishing company, Ian Lawson Books, to oversee every aspect of production from the photo edit through to press. The result is a collection of meticulously curated, award winning books about the places and people he has come to love and care about.