She didn't pick up a camera until 38 – now she's been honored by Hasselblad

Annie Spratt
(Image credit: Annie Spratt)

Annie Spratt is living proof that you don’t need to be a full-fledged professional photographer with a lifetime of experience to be recognized for amazing imagery. This year, she was selected as one of 8 women to be included in the Hasselblad Heroine’s series – and she only picked up the camera at the age of 38.

If you regularly use Unsplash or Instagram, chances are you might’ve stumbled across some of Annie’s work. She shoots beautiful, natural landscapes with warm neutral tones often in and around her base in the New Forest, England. Shooting entirely on film, Annie’s work is subtle yet striking and the tones earthy. While some may wonder why a photographer with such talent puts her work up for free on Unsplash, with over 14K likes and 142 collections, Annie has made a name for herself on the platform. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.