T Ray Jones04A spread from Tony Ray Jones’ “The English”

As I believe that sharing things enriches all of us here are some resources related to Photography, although these are often London-centric, if you have any good one you would like to add – add it in the post below. and i’ll add them – and credit you of course!

They’re listed as:





Online Magazines (free)



Claire De Rouen / Weblink / open 11am – 7pm Mon-Sat /  First Floor, 125 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EW, 020 7287 1813 / Note: its the shop with the A board outside – just a doorway really – not the big shop opposite Foyles, which has much more errr…. exotic reading matter,

The Photographers Gallery / Weblink / 16-18 Ramillies St  London W1F 7LW 0845 262 1618

Koenig Books / Weblink / the big one is at 80 Charing Cross Road, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 0BF 020 7240 8190.
There are smaller Koenig bookstores in the Serpentine and Whitechapel Galleries


Atlas Gallery / Weblink / 49 Dorset St / W1U 7NF / 020 7224 4192 / Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 11am-5pm
“The gallery specialises primarily in classic and modern twentieth-century vintage photography, photojournalism and fashion, in addition to representing contemporary photographers” (Time Out)

Fishbar / Weblink / 176 Dalston Lane, London, E8 1NG / +44 (0)207 241 6340

Getty Images Gallery / 46 Eastcastle St, London, W1W 8DX , / 020 7291 5380 / Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm; Sat noon-5.30pm

National Portrait Gallery / Weblink / St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE / +44 (0) 20 7306 0055 (Not always photography but its regularly there – high profile Man Ray / Iring Penn / Taylor-Wessing Prize etc)

The Photographers Gallery / Weblink / 16-18 Ramillies St  London W1F 7LW 0845 262 1618

Somerset House / Weblink / Strand, London, WC2R 1LA / +44 (0)20 7845 4600
While it’s not a dedicated Photographic Gallery, In my opinion, Somerset House has held the best photographic exhibitions in London over the last two years. Especially those curated by William Ewing.

Tate / Weblink
The tate has made a huge effort with photography over the last few years under Simon Baker, exhibitions have appeared in both the Tate Modern and Tate Britain and photographs are more frequent in the permanent collection, although they rotate frequently.

V&A Photography Gallery / Weblink / Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL / 020 7942 2000 / Daily 10am-5.45pm
Room 100 is usually the permanent space, but there are usually others
The V&A also has a Prints and Drawings Room open Tuesday through Saturday, There you can go in and handle prints by those such as Stephen Shore, William Eggleston and Saul Leiter amongst many many others. Its impressive, as is the National Art Library Where you can order artists books for inspiration and research – but you will need to be a member – but you can register at the library on the same day. 

Whitechapel Gallery / Weblink / 77-82 Whitechapel High Street / London E1 7QX  / +44 (0)20 7522 7888 (check what’s on – not photography specific)

Hire & Repair:

Professional kit only!

 Fixation UK LTD, Unit C 250 Kennington Lane London SE11 5RD Tel: 020 7582 3294
They’re brilliant – but do go in with a purpose. Its also a service centre for Canon and Nikon.

Calumet – have a look on the website, as they’re all over the UK – London: Drummond Street is huge – the other Wardour St? Not so big but still well stocked.


There’s some great publishers specialising in photography books, depending on your taste. Larger publishers will take usually care of your RIchard Avedon and Stephen Shore classics and reprints – such as Phaidon, Thames and Hudson and Merrell . But here’s a list of some others:


Mack (I don’t understand the relationship with Steidl – but there is one!)



Douglas McIntyre

Dewi Lewis

Self Publish Be Happy (smaller – independently published books)


Online Magazines (free free free!)

These are online publishers only. If anyone has anymore to add please feel free in the comments. Its from a blog I did a while ago.

http://www.americansuburbx.com/ (my favourite)














Sadly for shops, it seems online is king when buying equipment. If i’m buying I usually look for a review here to make sure its good (because I use Canon). Then off I go to the internet high street and find what I need. This is a good resource to get started (UK) 

I have bought from Amazon, Mifsuds, Wex Photographic, Jessops (RIP – and now resurrected) and a couple of other places. I have no retail loyalty!