Magowan specialises in the areas of reportage-style event photography,
live music, festivals, film and television set work, food photography,
informal portraiture, and fine art prints and greeting cards.
to studying photography at university, she has over 25 years
shooting experience, and has worked with a wide variety of
clients, including: Chorlton FM radio station, Didsbury Arts
Network, Manchester University, Kosmos restaurant, The Art
of Meze restaurant, Iguana Bar, Public-i, Squirk Media, and
regularly engaged to shoot at popular music venues, to cover
both special events and regular nights.
She has staged many exhibitions of her work, with current
installations (winter 2012/2013) being at The Bar, Chorlton,
and The Jellyfish Rooms, Manchester.
work has included being the company photographer for an independent
film company, resident photographer for respected music venue
Iguana, Chorlton, and the studio photographer for Chorlton
Her more unusual event photographer commissions have included
a Pagan hand-fasting ceremony, and an invasion of Manchester
Arndale by 'zombies!'
supporter of chartiable causes, Rachael also covers a substantial
number of benefit events, and is happy to occasionally charge
for these at a reduced special rate at her discretion. However,
PLEASE NOTE: she is unable to offer her services free of charge.
approach is primarily candid and spontaneous, focusing on
capturing natural moments, and attaining unposed shots in
which her subjects are relaxed and happy to just be themselves.
achieve this, her shooting style is entirely informal, and
she strives to maintain a secondary and unobtrusive presence
at all her professional engagements.
primarily in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and
Prices for all commissions are available upon request.
Her cards are available for sale at craft fairs and from
the following retailers:
Garden Centre, Hulme, Greater Manchester.
The World Peace
Café at the Vairochana
Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Chorlton, Greater Manchester.
Book Shop, Chorlton, Greater Manchester.
Chorlton, Greater Manchester.