As a professional freelance photojournalist, Ivon is often seen covering events in his home town of Edinburgh and Scotland. A regular contributor on BBC Scotland’s online news pages and the national and international press, he is kept very busy by his commercial clients. His photojournalism work focuses equally on capturing public figures from the worlds of politics and the arts; from cinema, theatre and television, to literature and the peace and justice movement. He has also been commissioned to cover several royal events in recent years, including visits to Scotland by many of the most senior members of the Royal Family.
A member of the famous Edinburgh map making family Bartholomew’s, and through his father’s connections as President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, from an early age he had the opportunity to meet many world-renowned explorers and adventurers of our time.
Besides his photojournalism work, Ivon is kept busy by a varied portfolio of commercial clients. These include Amnesty International, the University of Edinburgh, the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh Zoo, Standard Life Investments, the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Bank of Scotland, Tesco, Radio Forth and YouthLink Scotland. Over recent years, Ivon has added professional quality 360º panoramic photography to his portfolio, creating online virtual tours and appearing on Google Earth.
Throughout the Referendum, he followed the debate closely on both sides, sharing the stage with key figures such as Alex Salmond, Nicola Sturgeon, Margo MacDonald , and Denis Canavan as well as photographing Alistair Darling, Gordon Brown and David Cameron in a professional capacity. In the run up to 18th September 2014, his work was featured by pro-Independence movements such as Yes Scotland, Bella Caledonia, Christians for Independence and Women for Independence.
He is passionately opposed to the use and proliferation of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction and believes that our public services are best decided upon at, or close to, their point of need and delivery.
Whether covering a momentous event or creating a perfect portrait , he always tries to use his spontaneous style to capture his subjects in context and at their most natural.
Visit his website at http://www.ivonbartholomew.com/beta/gallery.php for more information.