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Rachael has always been a valuable and professional asset to our band The Hymek Manoeuvre, be it live performance shots or charity fundraisers, her knack of really encapsulating a moment gives her vast esteem in our opinion. With a genuine pedigree in all things music and an impressive portfolio to boot, Rachael knows exactly what she is doing and always conducts her self in a charming and cheerful manner, which makes her a pleasure to work with every time. A highly recommendable photographer and one that we look forward to working with in the future. - Jack Williams, The Hymek Manoeuvre. November 2012.

"The thing about Rachael’s photographs is the way they capture the emotion of the event, and in this case particularly; and translate great musical performance into a long lasting memory." - Mark Smutz-Smith C-management.
(Event: Matthew Jay Tribute Concert, in aid of Amnesty International and UNICEF, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London).

"Rachael did a photo-shoot for Stolen Peace and the results were stunning, she has a great eye for a great angle and manages to capture the essence of the moment that oozes from the photo and pulls you in. Myself and the band have been super happy with Rachael's work, her enthusiasm and passion for what she does and her ability to glide around getting great shots without you really even noticing she is there. Highly recommend Rachael." - Martin Byrne, Manager - Stolen Peace.
(Event: album launch, Hard Rock Cafe, Manchester).

"We invited Rachael to cover the launch of my new book on the history of Chorlton in the Horse and Jockey. The lighting wasn't good and the place was very full but Rachael captured the magic of the night, presenting us with a collection of wonderful pictures in both colour and black and white which have been in demand from family friends and those who attended." - Andrew Simpson, author, historian.
( Event: launch of The Story of Chorlton cum-Hardy. November 2012).

"Rachael has been and will remain my first choice of photographer for any event. She has covered film shoots, music gigs and many other ventures of mine. She is unobtrusive and obtains some of the best candid shots in this way. I have never used a photographer who has been more professional in their manner, and produced such high quality images with such little fuss. I highly recommend Rachael to any one for any shoot." - Charles Allen-Wall, professional actor and musician.
(Events: numerous, including: '1599' film shoot at Haddon Hall, Ordsall Hall; concert documentation, and promotional portraiture).

"My daughter, Sam Lyon is a singer/songwriter, and we wanted some quality photographs for her web page.
We contacted Rachael who met with Sam at The Edge Recording Studios, Alderley Edge, while she was there at a recording session. Rachael took some fantastic photographs, completely candid. When I saw the finished shots, they were absolutely fantastic, just looking at them made you feel like you were actually in the studio. She caught all the emotions of the trials and tribulations of a days recording. We got more than enough quality material for Sams web page. Sam has even had a back drop poster done of one of the photographs for her gigs. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rachael to anyone who wants good quality photographs, whatever their needs. ….Well done Rachael." - John Lyon.

"I have used Rachael Magowan Photography on two seperate occasions to capture stills at film set locations, and was continually impressed by her dedication, enthusiasm and attention to creative detail. Rachael is very personable and demonstrates a high level of professionalism in all aspects of the excellent service that she provides."
Paul Turley, TV Producer/ Broadcast Journalist.

"Rachael always puts her subjects at ease. Her portraiture is very impressive and she has the skill to catch the feel of the event, formal or otherwise. Her recent exhibitions in Chorlton featured her diverse approach to landscape and her humour shines through with some of the happen chance images displayed. Very personable, her attention to detail is reflected in a professionally finished product and many happy customers will testify to her work. I have a couple of her nature studies and would recommend people to contact her to view her work." - Kate Bevan, Director - Chorlton Arts Radio.

"Dear Rachael, I would like to thank you for your support and professional services offered at our 'Charity Guitar Trail 2010.' Your work really highlights the effort that went into putting this creative event together and running it on the day.
The photographic images really captured the essence of the event and put all the artists in the limelight. Your professional attitude, combined with excellent customer service, is not only appreciated, but much admired. The best thing was your understanding of the needs of the event and coverage on such extensive levels within a tight budget that most charities have. After the event, services were very prompt, and we are very happy with the results of the images provided.
On behalf of the management of SparKINK and producers of the Charity Guitar Trail I thank you for your time and effort, and hope to work with you again very soon for other upcoming projects." - Fez Zulfaqar, Event Producer/Co-ordinator SparKINK. (Event: Charity Guitar Trail in aid of Music in Hospitals, Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens, Didsbury, Manchester).

"We had a shoot with Rachael a few weeks ago, we were very happy with what was produced, very affordable prices too... Would definitely recommend to any other upcoming bands!" - Evacuate.
(Event: recording studio session).

"Fantastic photos that really caputured the emotions of our special day in film." - Steven James (bridegroom).
(Event: Pagan hand-fasting wedding ceremony, Warwickshire).

All images on this web site are protected by the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988, and remain the property of Rachael Magowan, trading as Rowan Creative. Images may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, or used in any way without express written permission. If you would like to use any of the images on this site please get in touch through the contact page.

Rachael Magowan
Photographer and Writer
Rowan Creative, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, M21

Telephone: 07017- 409 122