The Slippery Fishes Photo Studio was founded in 2002 by Amanda and Jo Hinton and specialised in digital product photography from the start, especially packshots on a white background. The early years were busy with fashion, lingerie, jewellery, furniture and shots for PR companies.
In 2012 Slippery Fishes came under the wing of neighbouring company Thameside Media, whose award-winning projects include World Whisky and DK Travel Guides. Thameside Media’s chief photographer, Michael Ellis, MA, took over management of the Slippery Fishes Photo Studio, adding his own wealth of experience with commercial, architectural and lifestyle subjects to the photography skill set.
With the Slippery Fishes Photo Studio and Thameside Photography under one roof, the Thameside Media directors naturally considered dropping one of the names. However, feedback from both old and new clients showed that the Slippery Fishes name is quirky, memorable and well liked. Meanwhile, Thameside Photography continues to attract architecture clients. Thameside Media is the parent company.
Michael Ellis studied to a masters level at Glasgow School of Art, working across a range of media, including photography, film, video, text and sound. He has been photographing professionally since 2002 and his specialism is architectural photography, which is showcased at Thameside Photography. Michael’s photography has been published in the award-winning World Whisky, Betjeman’s Churches, the popular Londoner’s Diary series and Dragons’ Den. Occasionally Michael works with other photographers and assistants on shoots. See the blog on “all the work that’s not work” for his thoughts on architectural photography and related subjects.
Rosalyn Ellis is Thameside’s technical whiz with decades of experience in media production. She has worked in some of the world’s top publishing houses and has been running a string of successful media ventures since 1998. Talk to her about web development and digital mapping!
Thameside Media also works with a number of photography assistants and freelancers. See more biographical stuff about us on Thameside Media: Who We Are.