A little bit about me


I was born a Londoner from the deep south east (Lewisham/Catford, actually). I have lived in Hove on the South Coast of England since the early 1990s where I have been found taking 'serious' photographs for over 30 years.

Self-taught, I initially learned photographic printing by making 'Cibachrome' prints from slides (film!) at the Camerawork Community Darkrooms in London’s Bethnal Green, then moved on to colour negative and black and white printing. Nowadays all of my work is digital and all but my largest works are printed by me using a state of the art archival quality giclee printer in the studio.

I have a varied portfolio of travel photography, including my popular minimalist and colourful Greek images as well as photographs of India and Italy. I also have a large portfolio of floral work. I likes to find beauty, humour and the absurd in life – as is seen in some of my images from Greece, Italy, Egypt, Africa and India, as well as those taken closer to home.

I have been interested in alternative philosophies for many years - and was in fact an ordained Buddhist for over 20 years! In my  portfolio are a number of calming images of Buddhist and other tranquil figures, many of which have been widely published. For over  20 years I ran my own publishing and design business producing Buddhist works and my photographs have been used for many cover designs for international Buddhist publications and books. One of my images of Brighton Pavilion was used for the cover of the 'Viva Guide to Vegetarian Brighton' back in the 1980s! 

I have a growing number of clients, both in the UK and overseas, who enjoy and collect my work.  I am a former Vice-President of the Brighton & Hove Camera Club, and a member of Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce, and former Chair of the Hove Arts Group.

I ran my own open house as part of the Brighton and Hove Artists' Open House festival under the umbrella of 'Hove Arts' for many years and have exhibited my photographs and greetings cards in Open Houses for 14 years. These days I tend to exhibit occasionally in open houses, preferring to put my energy into mounting public exhibitions. 

I have current exhibitions throughout Brighton and Hove which include three major medical venues - 2 NHS and one private,

and my Prints, Greetings Cards and other items can be purchased from a number of places.  Click here to see those venues.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Best wishes,


@ 2020 Tony Bowall FRPS

 Tel: 07516 749363