Jim Lowe MA, FHEA, FBIPP, FRPS, QEP,
was a Vice-President of the Federation of European Photographers
from 2000 to 2010 and is currently Chairman of their Qualifications
He was amongst the first European Professional Photographers
to achieve the FEP, QEP distinction in Architecture and from
the 45 British photographers who have gained this qualification
is the only one qualified and practising Architectural Photography.
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in
2000 and is a Fellow and Past President of the British Institute
of Professional Photography, where he was Chairman of their Academy
for Professional Development and Training for eight years and
served on the BIPP Qualifications Board for fifteen years.
He also has a Master of Arts
Degree in Education and Creative Academic Practices and a Bachelor
of Arts Honours Degree in Professional Photographic Imaging;
a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority and has a Post Graduate
Diploma and Certificate in Higher Education.
These academic distinctions
have been gained within the last six years.
Since January 2009, as well
as continuing with his other activities, Jim, has been lecturing
at Falmouth University, Cornwall on The Marine and Natural History,BA(Hons)
Course and was made Award Leader in September 2012. More information
Jim, has been a professional
photographer for 40 years, during which time he has worked for
the UK's Ministry of Defence, Portsmouth Polytechnic & Westinghouse
Brake and Signal Company. The majority of his images are now
captured using digital technology, but he also undertakes assignments
using close-up and macro photography using large format cameras.
He is well known for his Black and White landscapes for which
he uses traditional film, hand printing them to exhibition quality.
These have been acquired by collectors as far afield as Japan,
India, South Africa, Canada and The Republic of Ireland as well
as the UK and Europe.
His images have also been
exhibited in London, Moscow, Bath, Wiltshire and Cornwall.
His work has been published
in the UK, Europe and the USA and he has given Master-classes
and seminars on professional photography in Austria, Belgium,
Egypt, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Moscow, The Netherlands,
The Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England
His Book, 'Architectural
Photography, Inside & Out' is published by Photographers'
Institute Press and his work has featured in many photographic
publications in the UK.