Bio

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  Edinburgh born, Manchester based Mark Waugh started his photography career as a photographic printer, becoming the personal printer to the late world famous Brian Ollier portrait photographer. Between assisting commercial photographers Mark become the darkroom assistant at the South Manchester Reporter, working as a photographer in the evenings and weekends. Soon he was a full time staff photographer, for all the papers newspapers and magazines in the SMR portfolio.  

Moving on to the Manchester Evening News in the 1990's , Mark soon made a name for himself gaining national press awards and a reputation for creative artist photography.

The down turn in the print media industry meant the MEN had to lose its staff photographers, but the then editor Paul Horrocks fought to keep Mark as the only staff photographer on the paper. Carrying on winning awards and building his reputation.

Today Mark is a premier photographer in Manchester working freelance for newspapers like The Guardian, The Times, The Observer, commercial clients, and his love of design has taken Mark into architectural photography.



Please view my online portfolio to find out why the MEN kept Mark long after all their other staff photographers. 

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"THE BEST i had on my team - and the finest photographer I have worked with in some 33 years in the business."  

ROBERT RIDLEY 

Manchester Evening News, Assistant Editor, 2006 - 2009 

Manchester Evening News, Pictures Editor, 2000 - 2003 



 "A REMARKABLE PHOTOGRAPHER artistically and technically he is brilliant."  

JOHN JEFFAY 

Manchester Evening News, Syndication Editor, 2009 - 2010 

Manchester Evening News, Pictures Editor, 2003 - 2008 


 "THE MOST TALENTED and inspired photographer I have seen, every image he produces is a work of art,, creative and beautiful pictures every time."  

CATHERINE ASCROFT 

Manchester Evening News, Picture Editor, 2008 - 2010 


"THE BESTphotographer I've worked with to date - very reliable and fantastic results. Mark works as part of the team and delivers to the brief set. Would definitely recommend."  

ANDREA MURPHY 

Head of Marketing, Lowry Outlet Mall, 2007 - Present 


"MARK WAUGH is the consummate professional.Great flair with little fuss and he has never since 1996 failed to deliver fantastic results. I love working with Mark." 

JILL BURDETT 

Manchester Evening News Homes Editor, 2003 - 2011

Freelance property PR 2011 - Present  


"A FANTASTIC PHOTOGRAPHER who delivers to the brief every time and is an absolute pleasure to work with. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Mark to anyone who requires an EXCEPTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER." 

JOANNE ORMANROYD

Marketing Executive, Pannone LLP, 2003 to 2011 


"Regardless of location or subject, a photographer that never fails to deliver an EYE-POPPINGLY BRILLIANT shot that delights me, my clients and the target media." 

JACKIE DUFFY 

Director, Shooting Star PR, 2006 to Present


"It's no exaggeration to say that Mark is one of the MOST TALENTED PHOTOGRAPHERS in the country. He has a potent mix of creativity, skill and experience which means he will always produce the goods. From our perspective that means delivering high quality images that the media will use - something he has done time and time again. He's also a pleasure to work with." 

SMYTH HARPER

Head of News and Media Manchester City Council, 2006 to March 2013    


"I've been in the media industry for over twenty years and Mark is the BEST PHOTOGRAPHER I've known. Not only does he produce inspirational pictures, he is also a pleasure to work with." 

SALLY WHEATMAN 

Director of Rich Media, April 2011 to Present 

Manchester City Council Press Office, 2004 – 2011 


"As a company we try to work with the very best people in everything we do. Mark is no exception and DELIVERS TIME AND TIME AGAIN. Mark is friendly, professional and always meets our deadline. We would have no hesitation in recommending Mark to our clients." 

JAMES HINDLEY 

Director @ theCAVE architecture + design, 2006 to Present 


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Mark is a REMARKABLE PHOTOGRAPHER artistically and technically he is brilliant.  

JOHN JEFFAY 

Manchester Evening News, Syndication Editor, 2009 - 2010 

Manchester Evening News, Pictures Editor, 2003 - 2008 

Mark Waugh  07747790993 m@rkwaugh.co.uk 


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Press PR photogpraher in Ashton-under-Lyne, Audenshaw, Broadbottom, Carrbrook, Copley, Denton, Droylsden, Dukinfield, Flowery Field, Gee Cross, Godley, Godley Green, Guide Bridge, Hartshead Green, Hattersley, Haughton Green, Hazelhurst, Heyrod, Hollingworth, Hyde, Landslow Green, Luzley, Millbrook, Mossley, Mottram in Longdendale, Newton, Park Bridge, Roe Cross, Stalybridge, Warhill, and Woolley Bridge. Gtr Manchester 

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