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Seamus has worked in a variety of roles in the arts and charity sector since graduating from Hertfordshire College of Art and Design, St Albans in 1989 where he studied Model Making. Originally a freelance model maker he has gained extensive experience of business development, fundraising, events management and training at such organisations as: the National Film Theatre; London Film Festival; Stonewall; Shape Arts; the Theatrical Management Association, a membership body representing professionals in the theatre industry and performing arts. Following this he worked for charity Luton Culture where his role was to help create additional income to support its work.
Seamus enjoys wine, cheese and assists his Jack Russell Basil with his love of long walks, tennis balls and going to the pub to meet other dogs.
Portrait © David Partner 2014
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Nick has been a professional photographer all his working life. He spent 6 years as a non-executive director of the AOP Board, two years of which as Chair.
Nick has been involved with various working groups and committees concerned with copyright and photographers' rights at the AOP and other organisations including the British Copyright Council (BCC) and the British Photographic Council (BPC).
Picking up the reins from Gwen Thomas, Nick provides business and legal advice to our members on matters relating to professional practice, licensing, issues with copyright and infringements. This service is free to AOP Photographer members.
As a practicing photographer of commissioned and personal work, Nick is ideally placed to look at problems from a photographer's perspective.
Portrait © David Partner 2013
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Some of you might be familiar with Rachel as she worked at the AOP from 2003 – 2015. Rachel’s time at the AOP was largely spent at Leonard Street as Gallery Manager and as curator for the Awards and online Exhibitions. Joining us once again as Marketing Manager Rachel's role is to promote all of the AOP's activities as well as showcasing the pool of work from all its talented members. Rachel invites all members to get in touch to say ‘hi’ and send any news you many have her way!
Rachel graduated with a degree in Photography from The Arts Institute Bournemouth back in 2001 and has since worked in the arts and photographic industry. Following her long period at the AOP, Rachel became freelance offering her marketing knowledge out to the industry as well as advising photographers on the marketing of their businesses.
In her spare time Rachel can be seen juggling motherhood alongside running her own small business, a handmade homewares and accessories business from home in Hackney. Rachel's perfect evening consists of a glass of wine and crocheting - thankfully the two go very well together!
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Born in London, but grew up in sunny Cornwall, returning to London in 1993. Studied ‘Accountancy & Business Finance’ as a mature student at Thames Valley University, graduating in 2000. Since graduating have worked mainly for charities and non-profit organisations and have stood as a governor at ‘New End Primary School’.
Enjoy playing tennis, running and long walks with the dog.
Marketing & Memberships Officer
Coming from a media background, Sam has brought the energy from that busy environment and is now applying it to assisting our members with their requests and exploring new ways to spread the word about the AOP. During his BA in Film Studies, Sam also worked events, engaging young people in the arts, and loves meeting new people.
Outside of work, Sam loves all things pop culture; from music, to films, anime and videogames! He is also involved in local politics in the Gravesham Constituency, campaigning for councillors and organising meetings for party members.
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After working in various roles throughout the creative industries, Kevin now keeps the AOP office running smoothly. Kevin shoots live music and architecture in his spare time, and is particularly interested in public housing. When not in the office, Kevin plays in a band, and enjoys cycling and camping.