Colin Jarvie

Contact: +44 (0)781 879 4057

2004-2005 Director of Photography, Fabrica; Italy
1992-2004 Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons) Photography
LCC, University of the Arts London
(Formerly LCP, The London Institute)

Throughout this period I have continued to undertake freelance assignments while developing a considerable body of work for exhibitions.

1989-1992 Freelance Photographer (1989-1992)
Working across various fields, including fashion/advertising, record covers, company reports and brochures.

1985-1989 Co-Director – Avid Images
Formed with one other as a partnership of skills to provide a “full service” solution to users of modern photography. Our working method required extensive creative research in order to realise a conceptual brief in visual terms. At the same time we were constantly trying to push the technical limitations of photography to the full, both in camera and post-production.

Clients included:

Rimmel Prudential HMV Pepe Jeans Laura Ashley Swan
ASL Lane/NKR Warner Bros Harrods Max Factor CBS
Royal Mail Citizen Computers Triangle Theatre MCA ENO


2005 Stills Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 Inspired Art Fair, London
2004 Holmes Place, Notting Hill, London
2003 Field Studies No1 ‘My World, My Wife, My Camera’
(Part of the “London Stories” series, curated by
Val Williams) Back Hill Gallery; London
1990 Netherbow Gallery, Edinburgh Festival
1988 Special Photographers Company, London
1987 Freud’s Bar/Gallery, London


1995/1997 Special Photographers Co. London
1991 AOP Gallery: Canvas & Camera (curator & participant)
1988 Los Angeles: UK/LA Fashion Exchange
BarbicaNo: New Photography
1987 Portfolio Gallery: Out Takes
Portobello Contemporary Arts: 100 Best Photographs
1986/87 AOP Awards
1987/88 AOP Awards
1986/87 Ilford Awards


I have also had the privilege of being part of the judging panel for the following awards:
1994-2000 Metro Student Awards
1990 AOP Student Awards
1989 Kodak Professional B/W Awards


1982-1985 London College of Printing
BA (Hons) Photography, Film & Television
1981-1982 Derby Lonsdale College of Higher Education
Foundation course in Art & Design