Sue Foll has been working as a freelance photographer since July 2007. This represents a return to an old passion after 24 years in design and journalism.

Graduating with a first class honours degree from Bristol Polytechnic in 1984 Sue moved up to London to assist photographers at Sessions studios in Islington. This continued for a year before she was lured back into design by the emerging magazine boom of the mid eighties.

Working on titles as diverse as Empire and Elle Deco, she also developed a practice producing original design for art galleries and artists including the Hayward Gallery, Kettle's Yard, Bookworks and Riverside Studios.

In 1991 Sue was in introduced to David Driver, Head of Design at The Times. Initially commissioned to design the Barcelona Olympic supplement, this led to a full time job for the next 14 years working on every aspect of the newspaper.

In 2003 she was appointed chief designer of the new Saturday section body&soul, transferring after two years to Times Travel before departing in 2007.


In 2006 Sue started making a photographic record of wherever she was. Calling it 'A picture of the day' subject matters were diverse and unlimited.

After leaving The Times, Sue spent 6 months honing her photographic skills, traveling to Hong Kong for Chinese New Year and completing a portraiture course at Central St Martins. In April 2008 she started approaching potential clients.

To date she has undertaken photographic commissions for The BBC, The Times and Sunday Times, London Underground, Quadrille books, Haymarket publications, Lion Television, The Sunday Express, The Financial Times. In addition spending time on the Isle of Wight with fellow photographer Martin Parr and writing a story about it for The Times.


In addition to commissions Sue is also an avid blogger. Publishing a picture a day on the Blipfoto she was approached by creative agency Libertine to form an exhibition around there first year of existence. This became One. A year in pictures, comprising of 365 images shot one a day for a year. A book of the same title followed, published on Blurb.


In the early months of 2010, Sue Foll was approached by Roger Tooth, Picture Editor of The Guardian. He asked if he could make a short film about how she went about photographing strangers.

A book entitled "The book of strangers: Portraits of Londoners' was first published in July 2010

To contact her for commissions please call 07950937369