About Kev

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 Kevin Sawford is based in the village of Elmswell in the heart of Suffolk. Although my main passion is to photograph the natural world as you will see from my portfolio of galleries I enjoy pointing my lens at many differing subjects.

Several years ago I was very pleased to be asked by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust about starting up a photography workshop programme. I’m very proud that since then the workshops have proved very popular and the number of workshops has expanded.

Now we are able to offer many different days with events for adults and children across the county’s various diverse nature reserves.

In 2013 I was very pleased to be one of the RSPB tutors for their photography days on Havergate Island and on the family Big Wild Sleepout event.

For 2016 I will be the main wildlife photography tutor for Wild Adventures under Suffolk’s skies on their days on this magical island.

I’m represented by several picture agencies including: 

  see submissions here

 My press agent is REX logo see submissions here who have had my images published in several newspapers including The Times, Sunday Mail and The Guardian.

My images have sold around the world in many different media’s including one image used for a stamp for the Irish government of an Elephant Hawk moth.

Competition success has come in the way of:

2017 – British Photography Awards – Category win – Land Animals category – Roe deer feeding on a poppy

2017 – Bird Photographer of the Year – 2 commended images in awards portfolio book – Knot in a sandstorm and Sanderling being watched by seals

2016 – British Wildlife Photography Awards  – Highly Commended – Wild Woods category – Pheasant in foxgloves

2016 Bird photographer of the year – 2 commended images in awards portfolio book – Crested tit and great tit images

2015 – British Wildlife Photography Awards – Category Win – British Seasons category – Roe deer through the seasons

2015 – British Wildlife Photography Awards – Highly Commended – Hidden Britain category – Grasshopper

2015 – British Wildlife Photography Awards – Image in awards portfolio book – Otter

2015 – Outdoor Photographer of the Year – 2 images in awards portfolio book – Leaping hare & Rabbit eating a thistle

2014 – British Wildlife Photography Awards- Highly commended – Wild Woods category – Red deer at dawn

2013 International Loupe awards – 2 times Silver awards – Science & Nature category

I have been on the judging panel for the Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s annual photographic competition in 2010, 2014 & 2015

Recently I have found myself working closer to home and find that by doing so I’m able to learn the lives of the local wildlife better and so giving myself more opportunities to get images of my three favorite local UK species, these being the Roe deer, Barn owl and Brown hare.

This being said there’s still plenty of subjects I would like to photograph across this wonderful planet but I am very pleased that back in 2008 I was able fulfill one of my lifetimes ambitions of seeing and photographing wild Tigers in India.

me-in-jeep