Ipswich based professional photographer
Owens is based in central Ipswich and is able to cover most of East Anglia and forays into London for commission work. He employs whatever cameras and equipment are required to get the best for his clients ranging from large format, medium format and 35mm film plus digital.
He has been making images since 1968 and after 11 years of embracing digital photography stepped back into using film for major arts assignments. The use of large and medium format film for significant bodies of work is reflected in the care he applies when using digital equipment on relevant assignments.
He made the initial archive of the East Contemporary Art collection held by UCS, and has made archive records of rare collections of gowns held by Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service and of room settings in Christchurch Mansion.
Owens was one of the three founding members of a photographic collective known as 'equals'. He is also a member of a local collaborative group of contemporary amateur and professional artists working on long term documentary projects and actively supports the East Anglian Arts communities.
Royal Photographic Society
He is the Eastern Region organiser for the Contemporary Special Interest Group of the RPS.
University Campus Suffolk - now University of Suffolk
He graduated with a BA(Hons) Photography from UCS in 2014. In 2013 he was awarded Student of the Year.
Owens provides technical service to the university by operating their Linotype Hell Chromograph S3400 drum scanner and provides lecturing services on scanning to the BA(Hons) Photography course