top of page

We are nationally and internationally renowned, experienced, and highly qualified

photographers and educators in art and science.


RJ portrait for web site.jpg

Ruth Jacobs

Founder Director

Ruth has a 1st class Photography BA Hons Degree and 30 years experience in photography, teaching and community arts. She worked at Watershed Media Centre managing darkrooms, community photography projects and courses, and supervised relocation of Watershed's darkrooms to St Pauls Learning Centre in 2005. From 2006 Ruth delivered arts and community engagement programmes at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Felix Rd Adventure Playground and Monica Wills House, Bristol. She now teaches photography and manages St Pauls Darkrooms, having rediscovered her love for black and white and alternative photographic processes.

eyes reading uwl.jpg

Justin Quinnell

Founder Director

Justin is a Bristol photographer who has specialised in pinhole photography and camera obscura creation for the past 30 years. He has taught locally and internationally and has published several educational books on light and photography, but seems to be best known for taking photos from inside his mouth. He has a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art Photography from Derby Lonsdale College, a PGCE in Secondary Education and is an Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University.

Anna pic for web site.jpg

Anna Kälin


Anna's background as an Art Psychotherapist working with children and young people has informed her creative practice as a photographer. She is particularly interested in traditional processes and how, from the unexpected, a beautiful image can emerge. She enjoys processes where photography can have a painterly feel, such as gum bichromate and cyanotypes, and the experimental aspect including using seaweed as a film developer and turmeric to produce images. 

bottom of page