Babs Baker Photography | About

I was born in the North East of England, in a small colliery house, at the former pit village of Pegswood near Morpeth, Northumberland. My Polish parents settled there after the war and l was the youngest of two brothers and one sister.

My fascination with photography began as a child, when given my first  polaroid camera. I was always mesmerised by the many beautiful images in magazines like "The National Geographic" and used polaroid and disposable cameras, at every opportunity. This same desire to 'point and shoot' still remains as strong now as it did back then. 

As a photographer, l enjoy working to various genres, such as portraiture, documentary, weddings and events, and look forward to eventually working full-time in a freelance capacity. Studying photography at Shiney Row College, at various levels, culminated in me graduating in a photographic foundation degree in July 2014, and now currently enrolled at B.A (Hons) level via University of Sunderland.

Although l shoot mainly digitally at present, developing my film negatives for the first time, was amazingly euphoric and fundermantal in driving my thought processes forward. I use Canon cameras simply due to quality, reliabilty and fact they never let me down.

I have exhibited my work with fellow students during my previous foundation, including an exhibition at the Trinity Church at the East End of Sunderland. I completed two books in memory of my sister Halina (the first of which you can view on this website) and plan to raise funds for future publishing. I have work from my Whitby Series, up for sale at a hotel in prominent location in Whitby currently and recently exhibited images from my book, in my birthplace of Pegswood.