Patrick Ward

Patrick Ward

Patrick began his freelance career in the 1960s, shooting for the newly created colour magazines of the Observer and Sunday Times, and later for the Telegraph. In the 1970s he began his still continuing record of the English at play, which has produced three books, with the latest, “Being English”, published last year. In 1981 Patrick spent a year traveling and photographing across America on a Bicentennial Grant and these pictures led to assignments with the Smithsonian and National Geographic Traveler magazines. While Patrick has enjoyed a long career shooting for European and American magazines he still feels his best work springs from self assigned projects. He is presently photographing a book on Londoners at play and a second project on life on the River Thames, the latter inspired by the fact that his home is a houseboat on this great river.
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Articles by Patrick Ward

Riding With The Dirty Dozen

At the age of 38, convinced I was still a teenager, I bought my first motorcycle. Biking can make you feel immortal but can also give

Being There – The Case For Shooting Wide

In his recent essay Michael Reichmann presented a compelling case to the newbie for shooting with longer lenses, especially when photographing landscapes. Because he is