I am Ed Bagnall and I am a PR, editorial, events and commercial photographer based in the West Midlands. With fifteen years experience working in the newspaper industry I am now working as a freelance building relationships with PR agencies, businesses and publications.
My strengths are communication, meeting deadlines and helping subjects relax in front of my camera. I will work closely with clients to produce the correct style of picture for a certain publication helping you to target great coverage for your client or brand.
My weaknesses are chocolate, beer and golf. I am also a long suffering Wolves fan.
You can tell a lot about me by the things I like – Music – Oasis, Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, The Kinks, Ben Howard, Ocean Colour Scene, Faithless – Sport – Wolverhampton Wanderers, Steve Bull, Dean Richards, Paul Gascoigne, Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Crossfit, Julie Foucher – Others – Black and White, Nikon, Ireland, Guinness, Paris, Coffee and local produce.
Client J & PR Shropshire based PR specialists
Kirsty Smallman, director of J & PR Ltd said: “When our clients need photos for their website, social media pages or to be released with their press release we always call upon Ed.
“He is professional, affordable and takes the photos in a style to suit the individual client.
“His vast experience in press photography also means he takes press style photos which are then published in the local media alongside the client’s press release which gives them the maximum coverage.
“The feedback from our clients has been brilliant – they said Ed makes them feel comfortable and therefore gets the natural shot. He comes highly recommended for all photography needs.”
Client Small Man Media Product Development, Web Design, Marketing, Public Relations
“Small Man Media is a small family PR team, who have some of the UK’s biggest consumer brands as clients. We are always asked for reliable photographers and we are very pleased to say that we always recommend Ed, not only is Ed an outstanding editorial photographer due to his background, moreover Ed has transformed how some of the most basic products should be shot for product catalogues and accompanied us on several outside shots where action and fashion led photography has been required.
For us our main goal is press coverage for our clients and with Ed’s photographs he has helped us secure national newspaper and magazine coverage.
We have known and worked with Ed for many years and will continue to do so due to his work ethic, energy and artistic flare.”
Client NPR Brand Development, Image Consultancy, Media Management, Public Relations
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with hundreds of photographers during my 17 years in newspapers and only a handful have stood out for their professionalism, dedication and technical ability.
Whether it was pitchside in the Premiership, breaking news on foreign soil or a celebrity launch, Ed’s pictures didn’t just tell A story, they told THE story.
Yet it was Ed’s enthusiasm for even the dreariest of photocalls which earned him blue-eyed-boy status from editors and writers alike.
All I can say is that asking Ed to photograph my wedding was the highest compliment I could pay him.”
Nathan Rous, director, NPR