Who Is He?

Andrew Hawkes MVO RVM worked at Buckingham Palace for over 36 years and took up photography as a hobby back in 2011. He moved out of London to the Berkshire countryside to carry on with his passion for photography.

He's often seen going off on photo trips in the Cotswolds, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and a lot of walking along the River Thames taking photos of the landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife or in his studio doing portraits.

He had some of his photos exhibited at the London Photo Festivals in 2012 and 2013 where he had some of his work sold. Even had a few published in photo magazines.

Andrew showcased his work on canvas and print in his first solo exhibition at The Strand Gallery, London in 2014. To coincide with the exhibition Andrew published a photo book titled "It's Me, Get Over It!" which is still available from this “Link”

In the 2004 New Years Honours Andrew was awarded the Royal Victorian Medal (RVM) and in 2015 The Queen appointed him a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO).



Equipment

Nikon Full Frame D800

Lenses
Nikkor 50mm AF-S F1.4G
Nikkor 85mm AF-S F1.8G
Nikkor 105mm AF-S F2.8G ED Micro
Nikkor 24-70mm AF-S F2.8G ED
Nikkor 70-200mm AF-S f/2.8G ED VR II
Nikkor 70-300mm AF-S F4.5-5.6G ED
Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD

Lee Filters 100mm System
Lee Neutral Density 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 Soft Grads
0.9 Pro Glass ND
105mm Circular Polariser
Big Stopper
Little Stopper

Studio
4x Bowens Gemini 500R lights
2x Nikon SB700 Flashguns.
Various light modifiers, reflectors, colour gels and backdrops.
Manfrotto 190cx Pro 04 tri-pod and head.

Software
Lightroom 6.9
Adobe Elements 10
PortraitPro Studio v15.7