Neil Buchan Grant - Biography

I produce stills photography for the television and film industry. Combining 20 years experience in editorial travel photography, portraiture and fashion with my love for great cinema and television, when deciding how to progress my career, unit stills was the obvious choice. Additionally, I can create sumptuous and beautifully lit poster shoots. I've also recently trained with veteran movie stills photographer Nicola Dove (No Time to Die) completing her intensive and highly regarded Fast Track Film Stills programme

History:  I was a brand Ambassador for Olympus cameras for 5 years, making pictures around the world used to market their cameras and lenses. I've had two solo exhibitions and been published in many books and magazines. I've won 3 national photo awards and led 3 international workshops in partnership with KUONI in Vietnam, India and Russia. 

Inspiration: Lillian Bassman, Saul Leiter, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Elliot Erwitt, Nick Knight, Sam Jones, Art Streiber, Jaap Buitendijk


Quote for "Behind the Catwalk" solo exhibition 2015:  “Great to see a gently lit unobtrusive approach to fashion, illustrating the back stage scene so eloquently…”.......Ian Berry, Magnum 

Quote when viewing my work in New York: "Fuck....dude!"....David Alan Harvey, Magnum


British Travel Press Photographer of the Year 

AOP Open

Independent on Sunday / Travel Photographer of the Year 


"India", at the Art Bermondsey Project Space Gallery, London 2016 - (Solo Show)

Portrait Salon, at the RPS Stronghold Gallery in Tokyo 2016 (group show)

"Behind The Catwalk" The Link Gallery, Winchester University 2015  - (Solo Show)

Portrait Salon 2015 - London (group show)

Royal Geographical Society 2015 (TPOTY awards - group show)

Oberstdorf Photo Summit 2015 (Olympus Group Show)

Louvre Paris 2015 (Exposure Awards group show - projected)

Royal Geographical Society 2014 (TPOTY awards - group show)

AOP Awards, The Truman Brewery, London (group show)

Vejer de la Frontera 2009 (solo - just one night in a room above a bar, but a lot of fun!)


Insight Guides: Sicily
Berlitz: Slovenia
Berlitz: Italian Lakes
Berlitz: Genoa and the Ligurian Coast
Berlitz: Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
Insight Guides: Travel Photography
Self Published: European Landscapes
Self Published: Costa de la Luz
Self Published: The Dogs of Cheltenham


Smart Design (New York + London)
Insight Guides
Royal Festival Hall / Southbank Centre
TG Ski
Olympus Cameras
McCormick & Smith Architects
Hemingway Design
Dante or Die Theatre Company
CDB Resorts Portugal
Canon Cameras Europe
Oceania Cruises Florida
Vejer Properties Spain


Kuoni Explorer
Photo Professional
Amateur Photographer
Olympus Magazine
Photography News
Digital Camera
Photo Plus
La Luz Publishing
MND (Motor Neurone Disease) Thumbprint


KUONI Phototour of Russia

KUONI Phototour of India

KUONI Phototour of Vietnam & Cambodia

Joint workshops with Steve Gosling in Venice and Berlin

Insight Travel Photography Masterclass, Stamfords, Covent Garden, London

Olympus Presentation, The Photography Show

Olympus Presentation, Focus on Imaging

'Be Creative' workshop, exhibition and seminar in Sibiu, Romania

Various workshops and masterclasses for Olympus, Insight Guides, KUONI, and private clients (tutoring over 250 photographers to date)

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