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Denise Maxwell

Denise Maxwell

Denise has been a full time Owner and Photographer at Lensi Photography for 11 years.

She started in event and portrait photography after leaving a full time job in the NHS, her portfolio has now expanded to cover genres including sports, fashion, weddings, photojournalism, music and corporate PR / marketing.

Versatility in photography has been part of her success, where she describes herself as a photographer; understanding the principles of framing, lighting and relationships in order to execute the various genres she shoots, rather than a photographer of one particular genre.

Although she was advised against this approach at the beginning of her career, to date, this has led to having photographed some of the world's most well known people such as Barack Obama and Usain Bolt.

Denise covers events such as London Fashion Week and the BAFTAs, and has a client list that includes The BBC, Starling Bank and Gumtree. She has worked as far afield as Mexico and Rwanda.

Her work has been published in Vogue, The Independent and The Guardian, and her art exhibited at The Mac Birmingham and Harris Museum Preston.

Denise is part of the leadership team for UKBFTOG, which was formed in 2018 by Jemella Binns of Mellz Photography after being a part of multiple other groups and wondering where all the other creatives like herself were. It is centred around an online community providing a safe space for black female photographers based in the UK, after having isolating experiences in other groups. It contains hundreds of members from beginners to award winners and brand ambassadors.

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