Rachael Talibart grew up on the South Coast and studied at Southampton University. Her first career was as a solicitor in the City of London. After practising law for several years, she started training other lawyers and for seven years worked as a professional trainer. Since leaving the City, she has supplemented her LLB with a BA in English and an MA in Victorian literature and art.
During the City years, Rachael's friends and colleagues were used to seeing her return from trips with bags full of exposed film; the developing sometimes cost more than the trip! In 2008, she converted to digital and she says that is when the obsession really set in.
Much of Rachael's early childhood was spent at sea. This has left her with a life-long fascination for the ocean in all its forms, but especially in stormy weather. Although Rachael travels widely, she retains a special fondness for the South of England and many of her images are created there. For Rachael, nothing beats a day on an empty shore, the wilder the weather the better, and this is reflected in her work. In 2016, she won the Sunday Times Magazine's award in Landscape Photographer of the Year for one of her storm photographs.
Rachael is co-founder of f11 Workshops, providing photography day tours and workshops in Surrey and Sussex. Her photographs have been published in books and both print and online magazines, have been exhibited widely in the UK as well as Barcelona and New York, and appear in private collections internationally. She is also in demand as a public speaker and writes for photography magazines. A member of Parhelion Group.

One of 'the best outdoor photographers working in the UK today', a 'landscape master' Outdoor Photography Magazine June 2016

Recent Exhibitions

September 2016: 'Drawn by Light', Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames.

October 2015: ‘Focused Moments’, solo exhibition at Arté Gallery, Weybridge.

September 2015: ‘Mistresses of Light’ at Gallery@Oxo, London.

August 2015: ‘Light on the Land’ at Mall Galleries, London.

March 2015: ‘A Certain Slant of Light’ at Guildford Institute, Guildford.

October-November 2014: ‘Surrey Landscapes’ at The Lightbox, Woking.

August 2014: ‘Muse’ at The Malthouse, Lyme Regis.

June-August 2014: ‘From Darkness to Light’ at Fountain House Gallery, New York.

April 2014: Villa del Arte gallery, Barcelona.

January 2014: Surrey Life exhibition at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking.

May-August 2013: ‘Albion’ at Period of Grace Gallery, Bristol.

February 2013: ‘Albion’ at Cock n Bull Gallery, London.