actual colour

The man behind the camera and Actual Colour

Actual Colour was established by myself, Brian Garwood in 2003, as a sole trader I can assure you of personal attention and thought I would use this page to explain who I am and why I do what I do.

One of my earliest interests was photography, I had my first camera when I was 8 years old, by the time I was 15 I had an SLR camera and set up a home darkroom developing and printing my black and white film. In 6th form at school, I studied 'A' level Design and 'O' level Photography. During my time at school I heard about an assistant photographer vacancy at a local photographic studio, unfortunately the job was already taken, it was suggested I put my name on the books of the local careers office.

My career as a Scanner Operator combined my interest in art and photography with cutting edge technology. I served a 4 year apprenticeship, studied at the London College of Printing and learnt all about graphic reproduction, colour separation and the mixing of print colours. For over 21 years I worked for a succession of graphic reproduction, print and publishing companies in the South West scanning art and photographs until setting up my own business 13 years ago.

Over the last 13 years digital photography has grown immensely and therefore the need to scan photographs is almost completely reserved for vintage photography. It made sense in 2008 to start offering my own photography services commercially and make better use of my many years of digital editing, colour knowledge and camera skills.

Actual Colour services

For a no-obligation chat about your project, please email or phone. Full contact and location details are to be found on the contact page of this website, where you will also find links to my social media streams. I look forward to hearing from you.