About Me

Keith Snell PhD EFIAP EPSA LRPS

I have been a keen photographer for over 50 years and since moving to live in Cumbria in 2008 I have been actively capturing the wonderful detail and landscapes of the Lake District, as well as travelling further afield. Although I was born and raised in Chester, my mother and her family were from Cumbria and I have been visiting the area almost annually since I was born, particularly for fell-walking. This has led to an intimate knowledge of its outstanding beauty.

I hold photographic distinctions of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS), the Fedération Internationale de l'Art Photographique (EFIAP) and the Photographic Society of America (EPSA). My images have gained over 30 medals and 150 commendation ribbons from international salon competitions run under the auspices of these organisations and a nature image was commended in the 2015 Sony World Photography awards. I am an ex-Chairman of Keswick Photographic Society, where I have been a member for the past ten years. I am a competition judge and lecturer for the 50+ camera clubs of the Northern Counties Photographic Federation, a regional section of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.

My professional background was in basic medical research and, after gaining biochemistry degrees (BSc; PhD) from Manchester University, I spent all my professional life as a university teacher and research scientist. I was Reader in Biochemistry at the University of Surrey and then at the University of London and held Visiting Professor appointments at Harvard Medical School and Indiana University School of Medicine in the USA. For the last 15 years of my career I was the Director of Research and Academic Administration at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, whilst also leading a small research team for much of that time.

Most of the images on my website can be purchased as prints or as greetings cards - to enquire, please leave a message on the Contact page.

[ For those who are interested in such things, I am a Canon user and currently use a range of their lenses with a 5DS and EOS R6.]