Raymond Irons started his career in the field of Industrial and Commercial photography, using large size stand cameras in the Midlands.
Then he obtained a position as a press photographer with Caters News Agency where his news pictures were regularly published by the Daily and Sunday Express; The Daily mail; The Daily Mirror; The News of the World; Local Midland Newspapers and many of the worlds top magazines. He also covered football at Villa Park, St Andrews and The Hawthorns.
Portraits and Weddings:
On moving to London he started working in a portrait and wedding studio.
Advertising and Fashion:
Then he moved to a studio in Baker Street, specilising in advertising and fashion photography, where his clients ranged from motor manufacturers, chemical and construction companies, fashion, food, siverware, plastics, industrial, magazine covers and portraits of company directors.
Finally he set up in business on his own as a freelance cameraman, covering a similar range of previous clients.
His library collections were bulit up over many years and now cosists of half a million pictures, including a collection of deep sea fishing pictures taken on a voyage around the North Cape of Iceland. He covered the story with a documentary movie, black and white and colour stills. The resulting pictures were used on TV, postage stamps,magazine covers,national newspapers, advertising products,ehibition stands and have been sold to art collectors.
He has written and published ten books on photography and two on the paranormal, written columns and articles for the photographic press, advertising scripts for the Rank Organisation and lectured to many universities, governing organisations and clubs all over Britain:
He has exhibited his work in Trafalgar Square, The Arts Theatre Club, Earls Court Exhibition Centre and Burgh House Gallery, Hampstead.
The First 365 days Collection:
When his son Robert was born, he photographed the birth, then shot a picture every day for one year, showing the development of a child during its first year.
Teaching Courses on Photography:
He has also written and published three distance learning courses on Freelance Photography and Photo-journalism. Portraiture and Professional Wedding Photography.
Highlights in Photography:
His camera has taken him into 10, Downing Street: He has photgraphed Prime Ministers
Royalty and many famous actors.
His art photography has been sold to collectors in many different countries. Due to the credit crunch and the unpredictability of the banking and the financial world, investment in a collection of art photographs at very reasonalble prices, will always increase in value, making a better investmant for the future than many people realise. For instance one small picture taken many years ago by Man Ray, was sold in the USA for one million dollars. Why not start your art collection Now?