Based in London, we offer high end photography and photo-journalism services to our clients and customers, who range from major companies to community organisations, as well as schools and colleges across the UK.
We have over 20 years’ experience in editorial and Press photo-journalism, working with newspapers such as The Independent, clients like the Metropolitan Police and Yorkshire Water, and schools, societies and community groups all over the country. We offer a friendly, flexible and personal service to meet your specific needs whatever the commission – whether it be providing editorial or reportage, Press photography to a tight deadline, undertaking photo-journalism assignments, photographing a business conference or providing on-site event photography at an intimate family gathering, dinner and dance or charity ball.
We work with a small, dedicated team of professional photographers and technicians to ensure that our clients receive only the best from our expertise. We are happy to tailor our services to meet your requirements, anywhere in the UK and often abroad.
ION Events-Horizon was established by professional photographer John Christopher, who fell in love with the art at the age of seven when he was given the classic Kodak Box Brownie camera. He later trained as a photographer before working in regional newspapers, including the Wolverhampton Express and Star, where he was one of its first black employees. He has also worked as a freelance photo-journalist with Newsteam in Birmingham and for a variety of national and international newspapers. John has covered stories in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and the first non-racial elections in South Africa in 1994.
After moving to London in 1999, John worked in corporate communications producing photographs for the internal magazines of a number of public and private sector companies which included the Metropolitan Police, Shell, Railtrack, Andersen Consulting, Severn Trent, BP and the Bank of England before setting up ION Events-Horizon with his wife and business partner Sharon Christopher. Sharon, a professionally qualified journalist and editor, carries out sales and marketing functions within the business.
John uses a variety of the latest Canon (DSLR) digital cameras backed up with various lenses, flashguns and portable powerpacks. ION Events-Horizon has also invested in state-of-the-art Dye Sub printers, which produce waterproof photo-realistic prints that can last up to 10 years. More information about our equipment (and how we use it) can be found on my blog “ ION: My Version of Events.”
John is a member of a number of industry bodies, including the Editorial Photographers of the United Kingdom (EPUK), Black Photo-Journalism Forum, Metropolitan (London) Black Police Association, as well as theEvent Photographers Society(EPS), SWPP, and BPPA and ION Events-Horizon follows their numerous codes of conduct.