Who am I? (asking for a friend)


I was born feet first under a full moon in the middle of the night during a thunderstorm. The trailers of the movie of my life would include surviving nature trying to kill me (darn rip tide), sky-diving over Las Vegas, climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, and learning how to fly the trapeze. But I'm too old for all of that shizzle now. Since 2015 Photography has been my life; and I never even wanted to be a photographer! My plans growing up ranged from wanting movie stardom to winning a Nobel Prize for medicine. Somehow I became a graphic designer (strange how life turns out), then quit in order to hit the road. I ended up globetrotting for six years, eventually settling down into office life within the travel industry. Photography became a hobby that got seriously out of hand, so I switched my “out of office” on for good, and put everything I had into turning my passion into my career. 

Fast forward to today, and people book me to shoot them; budding photographers let me teach them; and I've been made an Official Fujifilm X-Photographer (I shoot with Fujifilm X-100V and Fujifilm X-T2). Life is good. 

I dream about photography, travel as much as possible, eat too much cheese, watch way too much Netflix, and laugh at my own jokes. You can find me teaching street photography workshops at Street Club in London and for The Photo Weekender all over Europe! 

And after all that if you're thinking: "Now that's the kinda gal I'd love to work with" - then head over to the contact page and furiously type me a message.

[My face (keep scrolling...) was shot by Saskia Nelson #1 and Nathan Wake #the other three]

"If you're thinking about booking Polly, then you need to stop thinking and start booking. Dang! She is one of the best photographers and coolest people I've ever had the pleasure of working with. If you're looking for a talented, passionate photographer who also happens to be rock solid in terms of reliability and cool in terms of how personable she is, then you, my friend, need to look no further."

Saskia Nelson (Hey Saturday)

Some horn tooting


Ambassadorship: Official Fujifilm X-Photographer (2020)

Awards: Winner (Monthly theme) - National Geographic Traveller (2017), Honourable Mention - London Photography Festival (2016, 2018), Long Listed (Portfolio category) - National Geographic Traveller annual photography competition (2018), Finalist - Miami Street Photography Festival (2018), Finalist - Photosynthesis PhoSofia (2019), Finalist - Siena International Photography Awards SIPA (2020)

Group exhibitions: Street London, London (2018), Street Sans Frontieres, Paris (2018), Miami Street Photography Festival MSPF, Miami (2018), Photosynthesis PhoSofia, Sofia (2019), StreetFoto, San Fransisco (2019), Women Street Photographers, Brussels (2019), Women Street Photographers, New York City (2019)

Judging: London Street Photography Festival LSPF (2018)

Speaking: Spotlight Session - Street London (2018), SNAP Photography Festival (2019), Cambrian Winter Show (2019), National Geographic Traveller Masterclasses (2020)

Online Publications: Creative Boom (2015), Fubiz (2015), Edge of Humanity (2015), Photographic Mercadillo (2016), Life Is Street (2018), Eyeshot Magazine (2019)

Print Publications: National Geographic Traveller UK (2019), Digital Photography magazine (2019), Eyeshot Magazine (2019)

Interviews: The Phoblographer (2019), Digital Photography magazine (2019)Outerfocus Podcast (2020)

Find out more on my NEWS and TEARSHEETS pages!

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