Freelance profile

Stephen J Forrest (Steve Forrest)

I am a London/Manchester based editorial/corporate photographer with 20 years experience, specialising in portrait photography. I travel all over the world on commissions. I'm a member of the collective, Workers' Photos, an established London based photo agency/online library, as well as a member of Panos Pictures. I work exclusively on a commission basis for both overseas and UK editorial, governmental and corporate clients and for the past 10 years have been a regular contributor to The New York Times. I have clearance to work on Government commissions. When time permits, I pursue my own photographic and film projects.

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Contact details:

Street: 7 Tunshill Road
Town: Manchester/London
Postcode: N1 5AG
Region/nation: North West
Country: United Kingdom
Also find me on: Commercial website
Mobile: +44 7977 470 974


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PhotographerRates: Photography
Picture researcherRates: Picture editing
from the Freelance Fees Guide.


  • Celebrities
  • Advertising
  • Charity/voluntary sector
  • Arts/entertainment
  • Environment and conservation
  • European Community
  • Trade unions
  • Business and commerce
  • Design
  • Public relations

Major clients:

  • New York Times, USA
  • Stern Magazine, Germany
  • Newsweek, Japan
  • Intelligent Life Magazine

Profile last updated: 2019-10-19 14:09:53

Extra information:

I am a London-based photographer with 20 years of experience and member of Workers' Photos, a small collective of UK photographers. I specialize in education, health, events and portraiture. My background as a reportage photographer has seen me cover stories across Europe, The Middle East and Africa, working for both news organisations and charities on major ‘cultural’ and ‘heritage’ projects. I have completed large projects for The United Nations, World Bank, Save The Children and the Government of Eritrea. These projects included both an educational and cultural elements and involved photographic documentation and training. In the UK I usually shoot portraits for the Editorial, Union and Corporate markets. My current clients include The New York Times, Intelligent Life magazine, Newsweek, a host of other International magazines, UNISON (one of Europe's largest unions), and the IAS (International AIDS Society). If you need any more information, please contact me or my agency on, call me direct on +44 7977 470 974 or have a look at my websites: or

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Cate Blanchett, shot in Sydney, Australia © Stephen J Forrest Cate Blanchett, shot in Sydney, Australia
Cate Blanchett, shot in Sydney, Australia, for Intelligent Life Magazine. ©Steve Forrest
Statue of Winston Churchill © Stephen J Forrest Statue of Winston Churchill
Statue of Winston Churchill with Big Ben in the background, Westminster, London, UK. ©Steve Forrest
Iggy Pop takes a breather © Stephen J Forrest Iggy Pop takes a breather
Iggy Pop relaxes backstage after a concert in Minehead, UK. ©Steve Forrest