Director of Photography

Television. Film. IMAX.


Highly experienced, passionate and internationally published documentary photographer with over 10 years experience both in the UK on locations around the world. Represented by Alamy and Getty.

Specialist Photography

Twice BAFTA nominated for specialist photography work including pioneering new 3D and timelapse techniques. Experience outside the visible spectrum stretches into UV, IR and thermal imaging.



Designer and engineer of specialist filming equipment to get that illusive shot. Projects include motion-controllable and full repeatable 20′ crane, dollies, macro focusing racks. Designed for 2D and 3D.


Three-time BAFTA-nominated Director of Photography. IVCA and GTC Award-winning.

Award-winning film maker in factual television & film. Three-time BAFTA nominated with an extensive body of work across the specialist factual genre from television to IMAX.

Robert is an experienced visual craftsman marrying the artistic with the technical; advancing the technical aspects of film making based on a solid knowledge and passion for light. Particular experience in areas of specialist photography including timelapse, slow motion, macro and motion-control.

Robert’s television work includes: Conquest of the Skies with David Attenborough (Sky & IMAX); Hidden Kingdoms (BBC); The Queens Garden (ITV); Kingdom of Plants 3D with David Attenborough (Sky & IMAX) & Mysteries of the Unseen World (IMAX). Garnering three BAFTA nominations for director of photography & specialist photography for Conquest of the Skies, Kingdom of Plants and Micro Monsters 3D.

Allied to this is a lifetime of travel and exploration from city streets to the isolation of the polar regions. Originally a Biologist; with a background as a professional photographer for ten years. Represented by Alamy & Getty, his work sells globally.

Conquest of the Skies


Conquest of the Skies (Sky 3D & IMAX). Hidden Kingdoms (BBC). Queens Garden (ITV). Kingdom of Plants (Sky 3D). Galapagos 3D (Sky & IMAX). Micro Monsters 3D (Sky). Inside the Commons (BBC).

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5 weeks travelling to the some of the most inaccessible parts of the Galapagos Islands to shoot them as never before, in 3D with David Attenborough. I was the timelapse unit shooting landscapes and plant growth sequences in stereo.

Galapagos 3D IMAX

Commission by the British Army and the Gurkha Welfare Trust to capture the lives of retired Gurkha soldiers and their families in the remotest regions of Nepal.

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Documenting the progress of 8 women from 8 Commonwealth Countries under the guidance of explorer Felicity Aston as they walk across the continent and into the record books.


Location filming in 3D of insects and reptiles in Borneo with David Attenborough for Conquest of the Skies.

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Location filming of insects in 3D for Micro Monsters

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Shooting archive stills for image library across the Pacific islands including the erupting volcano, Mt Yasur on Tanna Island in Vanuatu.

Two weeks filming in the exclusion zone of Chernobyl for STV / National Geographic. Exclusive access for an adventure-lead natural history & science programme. I was lead DOP.

Chernobyl with STV

Chernobyl with STV

Location stereo timelapses for Hidden Kingdoms / Tiny Giants 3D (BBC). It was all about the milkyway and timelapse cacti for two weeks in the remote Arizonan dessert.

Filming fireflies in live action and timelapse with Helen Czerski for In Search of Colour (BBC)

Location filming of insects in 3D for Micro Monsters with David Attenborough

Capturing polar bears in the wild for my stills library

Capturing the northern lights in the Lyngden Alps in northern Norway for my stills library

Second Unit DOP on 'Bachelor Games' feature film. Shooting in remote Argentina.

The Rules of the Game filmed on location in Cafayate, Argentina. Director Ed McGown

The Rules of the Game filmed on location in Cafayate, Argentina. Director Ed McGown

Training expedition for the Call of the White documentary and expedition lead by Felicity Aston.

Shooting for my stills archive across South Africa including the Garden Route.

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Stock photography by Robert Hollingworth

Stock photography by Robert Hollingworth

Sailing around the British Virgin Islands

Sailing around the British Virgin Islands

A year filming on location at Buckingham Palace in the heart of London for ITV's series, The Queen's Garden. My main role was shooting timelapses and seasonal changes in the gardens across the seasons in 2014. Additionally I shot some long lens wildlife sequences.


With considerable international experience both in hot and cold climates, Robert is used to life on the road. Current iVisa for the USA.

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Three-times BAFTA nominated for photography and special effects in factual documentary films. GTC and IVCA award-winning.

Latest News

Kellogg’s advert featuring timelapse

A new advert by Kellogg’s has just gone live – Kellogg’s Grow encourages young children to grow lettuce and plants at home. I provided the specialist timelapse equipment and expertise for the shoot, running three cameras for one month in a studio in... read more

New Lights by TENA advert

Lights by TENA TENA have just released their new ‘Oops’ advert to promote their new Lights range. I was DOP on the advert. Shot on the Amira with Cooke S4 lenses, the advert took two days to complete, filming in various locations around London towards the... read more

BBC ‘Colour’ airs in the UK

Helen Czerski goes in search of colour Join Dr Helen Czerski in the search for the science of colour: BBC 4 on Wednesday 4th November at 9pm here in the UK.  The series is 3 x 60′ programmes available on BBC 4 and BBC iplayer International TX dates yet to be... read more


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