Annemarie Farley graduated from Blackpool and the Fylde college in 1997 with a BA (Hons) degree in Photography. She became a medical photographer after leaving college until she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007. Although this was a great shock it allowed her to carry on with her passion to photograph flowers.
She happily admits she has an ‘obsession’ for old Russian lenses because of the Bokeh they produce and she owns every Lensbaby from the ever expanding company as the soft focus they offer creates mood and atmosphere.
She has also recently expended her knowledge by experimenting with Cyanotypes on glass and is now offering these 'one off' pieces of art for sale.
Annemarie has won multiple awards over the years including category winner, finalist, and highly commended in International Garden Photographer of the Year. She has also been a finalist in the AOP Open and a Gold, Silver and Bronze award winner at the BIPP national and regional awards. Her work has been featured in publications including The Photographer, Black and White Photography magazine, Digital Camera magazine and The International Garden Photographer of the Year books.
Mentoring for the British Institute of Professional Photography is also one of Annemarie's passions as she feels a need to guide young and ambitious photographers to where they want to be in their careers. She became a fellow of the institute in 2011 and has judged the national awards and qualification panels on several occasions.