I am very lucky to be surrounded by creative people, they all have an influence on my artistic direction and so deserve to be mentioned here.
Here is a collection of links to my tallented friends and family. Just click on the pictures to visit any of the websites.


John Dawson Read is my Dad. He is a singer songwriter and has a collection of albums to his name. His lyrics have been an inspiration throughout my life and his music has an enduring fan base many of whom have followed him since his hits in the 1970's.


Hoopy Frood is a collection of extremely tallented musicians who happen to be great friends of mine. The line up includes my brother Christopher James Dawson Read on guitar, mandolin and cajon. Their music is an eclectic mix of chilled & dance vibes designed to make you feel Hoopy!


Joanna Walgate is a great friend and fellow photographer. We often work together supporting each other's ventures as we expand our businesses. She is often my second photographer at weddings and I second for her whenever I'm needed. She specializes in Boudoir and Portraits. She also happens to be married to Rich a founder of Hoopy Frood.


Myshell is a tallented artist in so many ways. She has focussed her attention on painting murals but also has a wonderful collection of paintings. She is the lead vocalist in Hoopy Frood and she sings when she paints!!


Steve, ridiculously good at everything! He is a founder member of Hoopy Frood and an extraordinary guitarist. He started photography as a hobby and became instantly brilliant - take a look you will be amazed.


Frodo Freud are a gang of fun loving musicians with a super stage presence and a sense of humour that you just cannot ignore. Also great friends they are often to be found a the same gigs as the Froods!


Jana is my best friend. I taught her to dance when she was at school and we have remained close ever since. She has had a sucessful career in television production and is now branching out into the world of acting.


Guildford Theatre School is run by Anna & Sean McNamara, it is an independently owned performing arts school who specialize in dancing, singing and drama training. I have had the pleasure of photographing many of their shows and would recommend their courses and Summer workshops to anyone.




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