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NEWS: A selection of Rachael's fine art work is currently on long-term show at a solo exhibition in Greater Manchester.
Installed as part of the Chorlton Arts Festival, the exhibition titled 'Love, Peace and Petals' is created around the theme of inspiration, and comprises 19 landscapes, seascapes and live music performance portraits. The installation is at the World Peace Cafe at the Vairochana Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Chorlton, South Manchester. All works included in the exhibition are available for sale. For venue details and opening times please visit the WPC website.

Rachael Magowan specialises in the areas of reportage-style event photography, live music, festivals, film and television set work, food photography, informal portraiture, and fine art prints and greeting cards.

In addition to studying photography at university, she has over 25 years shooting experience, and has worked with a wide variety of clients, including: McCarthy & Stone, Manchester University, Chorlton FM radio station, Didsbury Arts Network, The Art of Meze restaurant, Iguana Bar, Public-i Creative Network, Squirk Media, and Zombie Aid.

She is regularly engaged to shoot at popular music venues, to cover both special events and regular nights.

She has staged many exhibitions of her work, with current installations at The Bar, Chorlton, Manchester, and The World Peace Cafe, Chorlton, Manchester.

Past work has included being the company photographer for an independent film company, resident photographer for respected live music venues, and the studio photographer for Chorlton Arts Radio.

Her more unusual event photographer commissions have included a Pagan hand-fasting ceremony, and an invasion of Manchester Arndale by 'zombies!'

A keen supporter of chartiable causes (primarily with an environmental focus), Rachael also covers a substantial number of benefit events, and is happy to occasionally charge for these at a reduced special rate at her discretion. However, PLEASE NOTE: she is unable to offer her services free of charge.



Rachael's approach to people photography is primarily candid and spontaneous, focusing on capturing natural moments, and attaining unposed shots in which her subjects are relaxed and happy to just be themselves. To achieve this, her shooting style is entirely informal, and she strives to maintain a secondary and unobtrusive presence at all her professional engagements.

She works primarily in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire.

Prices for all commissions are available upon request.

Her cards and prints are available for sale at craft fairs and from the following retailers:

Hulme Community Garden Centre, Hulme, Greater Manchester.
The World Peace Café at the Vairochana Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Chorlton, Greater Manchester.
Chorlton Book Shop, Chorlton, Greater Manchester.
The Post Box, Chorlton, Greater Manchester.

There is also an option for mail order. PLease e-mail Rachael for details via the contact page of this site.


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All images on this web site are protected by the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988, and remain the property of Rachael Magowan, trading as Rowan Creative. Images may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, or used in any way without express written permission. If you would like to use any of the images on this site please get in touch through the contact page.

Rachael Magowan
Photographer and Promotional Writer
Rowan Creative, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, M21

Telephone: 07017- 409 122