NEILL MENNEER – BATH CORPORATE PHOTOGRAPHER
After winning the Observer Photography competition years later and after obtaining a degree in photography I became a freelance photographer and have been taking pictures ever since. I still have the same passion and interest in photography and love nothing more than capturing classic images of people and places.
I was one of the pioneers in digital photography and still love to finish our images in a variety of finishes. We moved into our new premises in 2007 and Team Spirit have created the perfect environment for the sole purpose of creating special and unique images of people. Every aspect of the building is dedicated to this end and to satisfy customer needs and comfort.
1973 – 1976
DIPLOMA WITH DISTINCTION
WSCAD (West Surrey College of Art and Design or Guildford Photographic College)
1976 – 1979
JOINT HONOURS DEGREE IN ENGLISH & HISTORY OF ART (BA HONS)
1979 – 1987
FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER IN LONDON
Working for top magazines, advertising and design companies. Won Observer Photographer of the year 1980. Magazine and editorial work includes Observer, Sunday Telegraph, Harpers and Queen, Sunday Times, Country Living. Corporate work (either direct or through design/marketing companies) including Lloyds Bank, HSBC, Coutts, The London Stock Exchange, TSB, Autoglass, Canada Maritime, Royal Caribbean, Mercury, IBM, Xerox, Banking Technology, Chartered Trust. Neill was a founding member of The Special Photographers Company and active participant in AFAEP for which he edited the In-house magazine.
MOVED TO BATH
Continued to work for London clients through Debut Art agency.
One-man exhibition of digital imagery at Conningsby Gallery, London.
JOINT BATH EXHIBITION
Exhibition with Martin Thompson at Hot Bath Gallery, Bath. ‘The Prints, Photographic Machiavellis’
1992 – 2007
FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER & PUBLISHER
Ktwo (the name of the publishing company) designed and produced photographic prints, calendars, cards for local and national market. Neill’s photographs of Bath and Bristol were published by Frances Lincoln in two hardback books called Bath and Bristol, City on the Edge. Local clients include Fieldon Clegg, Bath Rugby, Bath Magazine, Bath Life Magazine, NHS, Nutricia, Polamco, Guyers House, Telemetry, Holburne Museum, Real Adventure, Bath Spa Hotel, Future Publishing. Neill was one of the first photographers to embrace digital technology in 1992 and created many multi-layered digital artworks for the financial sector including covers for The London Stock Exchange Magazine in 1993.
ESTABLISHED SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHIC WITH JO MENNEER
This multi-award winning studio has established itself in a short time as one of the leading portrait and boudoir studios in the country. It is based in a beautifully restored Methodist chapel in Bath with over 2000 sq. feet of space with 3 purpose built studios, car parking and all facilities including changing room, makeup area and dedicated viewing room.
IN THE STUDIO
The Spirit studio is a beautiful, awesome, magical space. This old Methodist church in Bath has created the perfect environment for portrait photography.
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