With over twenty years of commercial experience, Barry Willis produces powerful and engaging imagery for editorial, corporate and advertising clients worldwide.
“I love the collaboration of working with a creative team on large productions, but equally, I relish the individual approach when I'm shooting editorial stories or personal work”.
Barry grew up in Zambia and South Africa. Aged ten, his parents moved the family back to the UK and settled in London.
After a degree in Geography and Fine Art at Lancaster University, Barry enjoyed a couple of years traveling, working and sailing in and around the Caribbean. He eventually moved to Miami where he started to pursue a career in photography.
Now married with two teenage daughters, Barry is happy to call London his home. Informed by his experiences of traveling while growing up, Barry has always been interested in the relationship between the landscape and the human condition. These days he combines his love of running, cycling and swimming in extreme environments with his passion for photography to further explore this relationship.
Much of Barry's commercial work is informed by a stripped-back, storytelling reportage style of photography.
“Barry has the understanding and insight to get under the skin of any project we have worked on, a great people-focused photographer who turns the mundane into the exceptional.”
Jamie Martin, Senior Art Director - Bray Leino
Barry's client list includes the Alzheimer's Society, Abbeyfield Care
Homes, Actis, Action For Children, Advanced Medical Solutions, African Petroleum, Ashurst LLP, BP, British Land, Camelot, The National Bingo Game, The British Heart Foundation, BUPA, Castrol Marine, Christie Group PLC, CLIC Sargent, Clifford Chance, Deutsche Bank, Dunelm, Grosvenor, Goldman Sachs, Hyder Consulting, Lloyds of London, Low & Bonar, Morrisons, Morgan Sindall, M&S, Nuffield Health, Optegra, Oxford Properties Group, RBS, Reckitt Benckiser, Royal Caribbean, Serco, SOCO, St James Place, UPC, Vodafone, Volvo Construction, The Whitehall & Industrial Group.