Based in London and a Freelance photojournalist from 1992 to date, Louise has been commissioned by leading magazines around the world, specialising in the natural world, travel, science and technology and the polar region. Her website contains representative examples of her photography and writing. She has been commissioned by publications as diverse as The Times, the Guardian, Geographical, BBC Wildlife and Sports Illustrated and her features are syndicated worldwide by Rex Features press agency in London and the Science Photo library. She is a member of the Association of British Science Writers.
Louise has been leading expeditions to the high Arctic since 1999, visiting Franz Josef land in Russia, Svalbard in Norway, Nunavut in Canada and Greenland. She spent 4 months in the high Arctic leading expeditions and on assignment during 2008 alone. She has worked with film crews from the BBC, National Geographic, Galatee and Brazilian TV in various Arctic productions supporting them in the region and is considered an expert in the field. Louise is an extremely experienced ice diver and Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Divemaster and she visited the Antarctic on the yacht Pelagic Australis to dive and photograph in January 2009.
Louise also works directly for television and film companies in scouting and production manager roles on a freelance basis. Recent assignments have included scouting for French film company Galatee in Greenland for narwhals, and planning the shoot and setting up all logistics for a basking shark shoot in Cornwall. She has an excellent working relationship with BBC Current Affairs and develops ideas jointly with them.
An exhibition of Louise's polar photography opened at the Scott Polar Institute in Cambridge in March 2008, the first by a contemporary photographer at the prestigious venue.
Her website is: www.louisemurray.com