Joan and Mally

'You don't take a photograph, you make it.' Ansel Adams

Joan and Mally aim to take fresh, innovative photographs that capture the moment, communicate, explain, surprise. Our challenge and aim is to bring out the best in every subject be it architecture, interiors, still life, portraiture.

Based in Harrogate and Los Angeles, they have worked together for nearly ten years developing a reputation for producing exciting and award-winning photographs.

Critical Photography are commercial photographers but who also enjoy social photography shooting portraits, weddings, corporate and social events. Their work is also used by a number of local businesses on their walls either as one-off commissions or on a rotating work basis.

Their biggest strength is communication and this informs all aspects of their work. They like to work with a client on a project from it's very concept to ensure that they fully understand the purpose of a project and can input their ideas and thoughts to achieve the most outstanding results. This informs their social photography work too - they want to reflect the client's ideas and personalities and let this direct the shoot to create the most personal portfolio for every individual.

'While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.' Dorothea Lange