With upwards of 30 years photographic experience as what used to be known as a ‘Jobbing Photographer’, I’ve produced work in most areas of photography and have been widely published.

Though my first love has always been travelling with a camera, I’m currently spending far less time seeking out the less trodden pathways of the world. Two years ago I finally decided to fulfill a lifelong wish to study Fine Art Photography, and am now well along the path towards a Photography MA…This course of study has led me to investigate a whole new range of photographic disciplines, and to revisit many that I’d left behind, the result of which has been some radical changes and developments both within my on-going commercial practice and within the Fine Art Photography I’m now exploring.

With access to both state of the art digital medium format cameras, and the best analogue equipment, I’m able to work to the highest level in new media and traditional film photography, both in a private home studio and full size drive-in commercial studio in the West Midlands, and on location throughout the UK.

Please have a look through my blog pages, both on this site and it’s sister site, ‘Light and a Small Black Box’, where much of my experimental work is featured, and in addition check out the commercial galleries, ‘Portrait’, ‘Buildings’,  ‘Travel’, ‘Machines’ and ‘Projects’ that you can access from the sidebar of each page.

For information regarding rates and availability please contact me via the contact page.

Thanks for popping in, enjoy having a look around.


  1. Tigerl

    Hey Stuart, remember you commented on one of my posts on eatcrayons.WordPress.com?

    I really love your photo blog & you’re one of the happy-wordpressers I know! I’m here to say you’re an inspiration to me!

    And I was wondering, Will you give my photoblog(website link provided below) a look? I’d like to know what you think too!

    My photoblog website URL: http://www.mypinkzebras.wordpress.com

    Hope to hear from you soon! 🙂

    Thank you


    1. Stuart Hyde - shpics

      Hey Fiebs..that is REALLY kind of you…..Thanks very much indeed…
      Hopefully with the travelling I’m doing over the next few months things will get even more varied…
      Brilliant..Thanks so much!!


  2. Maggie Beck

    Delightful photos! Perusing them is like dancing! Thanks so much for liking my post and leading me here! Best, Maggie


    1. Stuart Hyde - shpics

      You’re very welcome here…….
      Your photo reminded me of a dilapidated roman bridge I saw in central Spain last year…I’m going to try and find the photo I took to see what about it struck the chord.


  3. ken and agnes photoworks

    hi stuart,

    thanks for dropping by and liking my recent post.
    much appreciated, you are absolutely right in caring for the quality rather than the quantity of post in a blog. i keep reminding myself on this point too.

    best regards,


  4. babylonmagus

    Thanks for sharing your inner beautiful radiance of your spirit with the world. An honour to have discovered you; richly inspiring works. As ever, the best to you and here’s hoping that you’ll find inspiration in my unique dream portraits on my dream blog…. Sweet dreams!


      1. karty012013

        Its an old coal barge crane. Not used for a few decades, Its at Battersea Power Station. I know it well, as my father was a chief electrician there for 30 years, i love the river, and go there a lot, can be very beautiful at night.

      1. tinseltwn

        Can’t agree more!
        You have a really sick portfolio, what do you shoot with?
        There is so much to see in this world, if one does not share, what’s the point? 🙂

      2. Stuart Hyde - shpics

        I use a Nikon d5000 with a couple of Sigma lenses..an 18-250 general purpose and a 10-20 super-wide….
        But I’m honestly one of those people who pretty much wishes it could be done without gear…Its all about the place and the feel…
        Keep snappin’, keep sharin’.

  5. vsperry

    thanks for liking my latest blog post. I really like your pictures and I am looking forward to taking some time with them when I finally sit down for good this evening.


    1. Stuart Hyde - shpics

      Thank you very much….
      I’m enjoying doing it much more since I’ve stopped trying to blog everyday..When I was doing the 365 thing I found I occasionally got quite negative about the process…
      Embracing my ‘ Inner Slacker’ was a wise move.


  6. sebastianscholl

    Stuart – just wanted to say I’ve been absolutely loving your work ever since I began following you a few months ago. And my most recent post was largely inspired by your work/style.

    Keep up the awesome content!



    1. Stuart Hyde - shpics

      Hey Sebastian..I hadn’t realised you had a second blog…the last post I saw was back in October on the SimplySebastian blog….
      But WOW those carousel shots are great….Glad I’ve found this blog as well.
      Keep it up..And enjoy London AND your travels..


    1. Stuart Hyde - shpics

      Tis a rare thing to render me speechless…..
      You however have done it!

      p.s. Just got my breath back…Please pop in again and pay me more such compliments…I’m perfectly happy if you ignore the photography.


      1. Stuart Hyde - shpics

        Hi Audrey,
        Having spent time with a number of drunken women in my youth, I admit I have, very occasionally, been referred to as both handsome and romantic before….But I can honestly say no-one has ever called me a ‘writer’….
        For this alone I am your love-slave.

  7. pmoyo

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my post ‘Fashionable Crosswalk’. I’m enjoying your blog and look forward to seeing future posts as I follow along. Cheers!


    1. Stuart Hyde - shpics

      It’s all a bit literal I’m afraid..
      The pics of S H…
      That being me, Stuart Hyde…
      Boring I know…..
      I really should have called it something more exciting…Maybe,
      ‘Look out David Bailey, here comes another middle aged drunk with a camera! ‘..


    1. Stuart Hyde - shpics

      Hey there
      Sorry this has taken a while…I’ve been on my travels…Pics will follow. 🙂
      You’re really kind and I’m really flattered 🙂
      I’m gonna be shooting some black and white medium format for the first time this week so I’m very excited….Your opinion is one I’ll pay close attention to.


      1. neverclipmywings

        Haha I’m not that maniac! My budget doesn’t colaborate much with that! But I would say I do my best 😀 And I do have time to read your blog, since I have to keep a regular job/routine that pays for my adventures! Haha! It will be a pleasure 🙂

      2. Stuart Hyde - shpics

        The pleasure’s all mine….:-)
        AND I’m really enjoying your photos as well..We’ve been to lots of the same places and its always lovely seeing shots of places I recognize and love.
        Your shots of Italy in general and specifically Rome are great..I LOVE ROME… But I love Amsterdam and Brussels as well…..European cities really do make for great photos….
        BUT !!! One of my favourite places to take my camera is Brazil……I usually get to Bahia once a year and when I do my lens cap stays permanently off……

      3. neverclipmywings

        I completely agree with you! It’s amazing when we are able to recognize places only by looking at someone’s pictures. We feel so good inside… It’s a sensation of fully living, I don’t know how to explain it better – sorry! But I’m sure you get what I mean. And yes, Italy looks good in almost every picture. I feel blessed to be living here for some time. Brazil is also blessed and I shoud say that you must know it better than me. I’ve never been to Bahia, for instance, but I can suppose it’s a place that makes your lens cap stay far, far away from your camera! 😀

  8. Sam Charupakorn

    Hi Stuart. Thanks for stopping by my blog, which led me to your amazing blog here! I love the images and the narratives, excellent photography and writing too. I’ll be by often!

    Best Regards,


    1. Stuart Hyde - shpics

      You’ll always be welcome Sam….
      I’ll be surprised if ever film disappears completely….Though the big manufacturers might well not continue I think there’ll always be enough of a niche market for someone to be able to make a buck.
      Good news for the likes of us.
      Stay snappin’


      1. sarasphotospot

        No way!? 🙂 I can’t imagine walking around with a stall attached to me all day, top marks to the guy for commitment! He’s pretty popular over here actually.

  9. dave

    thanks for visit, I too liked the layout of your blog is it customised or a template from wordpress?
    I also like people who shoot their surroundings day to day and not spend 14 hours trying to figure out the lighting equipment that will be necessary along with the lectures upon aesthetics the critic will bring. It is a shame they cannot see. Th e stairwell is cool found a few behind the impressive buildings of London going up in last decade. Today, lift shafts seem to be a feature to be admired by at least the architects. Anyhow thanks for your pictures and now I have to fight WordPress’s double authentication so you can see this – dave the carpetbeater.


    1. Stuart Hyde - shpics

      Hi Dave…Good to meet you. 🙂
      I DO have a thing for stairs…Give me a stairway over a lift anyday. (though I must admit a scared fondness for those glassy lifts on the outside of a buildings skin…’Fear and loving in glass vistas’?).
      My theme IS a wordpress template (though jiggered and pokered with a little)….It’s called ‘Blocco’ and I liked it so much I even convinced myself to pay for it, a thing I hate doing with a vengeance. 🙂
      Cheers for popping in. I hope it becomes a habit.


  10. JMC813

    Tremendous photography and narratives. You are astounding with a camera. Such a way you have of making an image come alive. Much like a musician, anyone with practice can play the notes, but it takes a true gift to play with feeling and emotion that is translatable. This is how I see your photography from what I have seen here so far. Keep Inspiring.


    1. Stuart Hyde - shpics

      Wow…That is incredibly kind of you!!
      I think if you do what you love you are already blessed, but if someone else gets a kick out of it, you really are in Happy-Land.
      Thanks so much.
      Do keep coming back!


    1. Stuart Hyde - shpics

      Rhys that’s very kind of you…I’m currently studying a full time BA Photography course at Wolverhampton, surrounded by people literally a third of my age…As you might guess, I’m finding it fun, but EXTREMELY knackering…..
      If I did turn up you would probably find me snoozing in a corner…Consciousness after 7pm seems to be beyond me at present 🙂
      I might pop along for a shufti during the summer if you still operate then…So many clubs seem to be winter only.


      1. Rhys Jones

        Hi Stuart, Thank you for replying. We meet weekly from September to the end of May. During the summer we organise photo walks etc. I know it’s a long way for you to travel to Solihull. Rhys 🙂

      2. Stuart Hyde - shpics

        hi again Rhys 🙂
        It’s a shame…would be nice to shoot with some actual peers for a change, but that’s almost identical to my term time.
        I do wish you well though and maybe I’ll come along when I’ve finished my course 🙂

      3. Rhys Jones

        Although I am this year’s President of Solihull PS, I actually live in Droitwich (long story). We are both on the same side of Birmingham and just along the M5. Maybe we could do a photoshoot together one day.

      4. Stuart Hyde - shpics

        Rhys…That would be really fantastic.
        I admit I’m struggling a little with the BA environment and being surrounded by people on such a different wavelength to myself…Some really talented photographers, but SHIT, they are SO YOUNG!!!! hahaha.
        If you are up for that I’ll make damn sure I can fit around your schedule…..

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