Andrea Jones is regarded as one of the world’s foremost photographers of landscape architecture and garden design. She has enjoyed over 25 years photographing in the specialist field of plants, flowers and trees. She has won a multitude of Awards most recently the prized UK Garden Media Guild’s ‘Gordon Rae Photographer of the Year’ Award 2018. She won this award previously ten years earlier in 2008 and between times was honoured to be Book Photographer of the Year 2014 and shortlisted for her books and features on several occasions.
Her many varied assignments have taken her around the globe, working for private commissions, Garden Designers and Landscape Architects, on book projects, magazines and newspaper assignments.
Raised in the South of England by her Mother who loved gardens and her Father who loved photography, she became fascinated and inspired by the landscape and capturing it’s naturally occurring art forms.
Andrea studied Art formally at Bournemouth in the South of England then Photography at Salisbury before entering the commercial world.
Starting off with studio work for advertising commissions and assisting a leading interiors photographer before working with Dr Jane Goodall on wildlife assignments in Africa and then full circle to commencing her garden portfolio in the 90s. All experiences contributed to enjoying a diverse range of photographic skills she could not have predicted. A spell with fine art photographer Bruce Rae in London revived her love of the darkroom and sharpened her attention to the subtleties of light.
Andrea now enjoys life in a remote area of SW Scotland, appreciating the ever changing weather and landscape. She travels widely for her projects and exhibits her work internationally having several successful solo exhibitions in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
Andrea is a Fellow of the RSA. She is represented by Garden Exposures Photo Library www.gardenexposures.com - where Andrea's rights-managed stock images are available commercially. Her fine art prints can be viewed at www.andreajones.co.uk/shop
In 2019 Andrea will be judging the RHS Photographic Competition and the Society of Garden Designers 2020 Awards.