Young Minds

Young Minds takes a fresh approach to photography in the educational sector. I work closely with specialists schools, universties and colleges throughout UK to help them create one of their most valued resources: an archive of fantastic photography used to promote what they do. The marketing of education at any level has the same fundamental photographic needs. Each place strives to create a rich, diverse environment with high standards of academic achievement, nurture a balance between sporting activity and socialising, whilst maintaining the pastoral requirements of modern youth (quite a task!) Deciding how best to represent all that photographically can be daunting and often lacks the creativity and reality expected from images today.

Engaging potential students with bespoke photography will not only help express the unique ethos of an institution, but will also help them, and their parents, make the most informed choices about where they choose study, and why.

Recent clients include:

  • Millfield School, Somerset
  • Arts University Bournemouth, Dorset
  • Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, Dorset
  • Huish Academy, Somerset
  • Aiglon College (Switzerland)
  • Wells Cathedral School, Somerset
  • Bridgwater College, Somerset
  • Cannington College, Somerset
  • Sherborne Girls, Dorset
  • Bruton School for Girls, Somerset
  • Hatherop School, Gloucestershire
  • Bournemouth University, Dorset
  • Haper Adams University, Shropshire

If you’d like to discuss any upcoming campaigns, projects or just review your annual photography requirements please get in touch. Wether you want photography with more impact for your prospectus or your website - or even a simple graduation ceremony, I’d be more than happy to come and make a visit. Creative, powerful, honest imagery that fosters these ideas is what I do and I really enjoy working with young people. I'm fully CRB Checked and certified.

“Over the last two years, Bill has played a lead role in defining the aesthetic of the Arts University brand, on and off-line. And consequently he can take a lot of the credit for our success. Not just in terms of strong recruitment but also winning recognition from the HE marketing industry in the form of HEIST Golds for Best Prospectus and Best University Website. Whatever the brief, he consistently pulls great shots out of thin air. And he's a delight to work with, not just a great photographer but as one of the team.”

Simon Pride, Head of Marketing & Communications, Arts University Bournemouth

"Bill’s work is exquisite; he not only captures the essence of the subject matter, bring it to life he also has a unique ability to bring out the best in the people he photographs, really making them shine. We’ve used Bill to do the photography for our prospectus and accompanying literature and are always inundated with comments about them. I’d recommend him without reservation."

Lisa King, Head of Marketing, Anglo European College of Chiropractic, Dorset

“You only have to look at Bill’s portfolio to see what a fantastic photographer he is – but with so many technically excellent photographers to choose from, what is it that sets him apart?  For me, it’s his ability to genuinely connect and establish a rapport with just about anyone! I have frequently witnessed Bill’s gentle, easy-going and patient disposition win over the most reluctant and difficult of subjects; he is equally reassuring to the client - calm, flexible and detail-oriented at all times. Booking Bill takes the stress out of the shoot; he’s easily one of my favourite people in the world to work with.” 

Lisa Flahant, Marketing Manager of Sherborne Girls School, Dorset & former Marketing Manager of Bridgwater College, Somerset