Meet the Team at Beanphoto – Johnny, Carol and Toby.
“I’m a little camera obsessed, something of a bookworm, a bit of a bargain hunter and I enjoy more than a bit of fun.”
Johnny is photography mad! It’s his passion. He lives in sunny Morecambe by the sea, with his wife Carol (they have been together since they were teenagers), their 2 boys and shaggy mutt Toby. Johnny is the owner of Beanphoto, a business he established in 2004. He has a degree in Film, Video & Photographic Arts, and is a real creative force, always working on new ideas to bring something new to his work.
After studying for his degree, he took a diversion into Bookselling, building a career in which he was Manager of the ICA Bookshop in London and the Zwemmer at Ffotogallery bookshop in Cardiff. He has had his own first edition bookselling business and spent almost 10 years at the Lancaster Literature Festival (Litfest). He combines his passion for photography and creativity with part-time freelance work as an administrator for Lancaster Arts Partners and Secretary for West End Million.
In 2014 Johnny helped establish the Morecambe Artist Colony, a group of like-minded creatives hell-bent on regenerating #FantasticMorecambe through art! and is currently their Treasurer, Webmaster and Membership Secretary.
“Get me chocolate – Now!”
Carol (AKA Mrs Beanphoto) completes the driving force of Beanphoto. The pair have been together since their teenage days in Nottingham. Carol is a vintage-loving girl with a background as an arts administrator, massage therapist, wedding stylist and online vintage seller.
Carol does the first edit on all Johnny’s wedding shoots, bringing an all-important, sensitive female eye to the initial selection of the images that Johnny goes on to edit for presentation.
She is also Team Leader in the Keeping Johnny focussed department.