About Ron

Starting his career in a London Advertising Agency, Ron soon moved on to work freelance.  In the intervening years Ron has established an international reputation and respect for his ‘unique eye’ creativity and excellence. 

Just some of his many awards include: Winner ‘Best AOP Photographer’ at the Association of Photography Open Awards for his ‘Misty Morning Downtown Detroit’. London Photographic Awards Winner in the ‘Environmental Series’ for his shots of ‘Bodie’ a ghost town in California, Winner of the ‘Environmental Colour Award’ for his ‘Barbers Chair’ in Singapore and a GOLD Association of Photography award for his British Landscapes.   

Published in many Graphis Photo books (by selection only) his other published books include: a ‘100 Years Of Brooklands’ published by Touchstone books, ‘Detroit Downtown & Abandoned’ a complete collection of his Detroit shots, exploring the abandoned areas and how they impacted on the city and the economic downturn. A two double-page spread of his Detroit work in the ‘International Masters of Photography’ (by selection only) published in California by World Wide Art Books.

More of his art projects can be seen and prints purchased at www.saatchiart.com/ronbambridge
In  ‘latest news and past events’ you will find not only shots from past and present projects but also many of the stories behind these images, with an insight into how Ron works, and how these both simple, and complex shots are captured.

Ron is a member of the Association of Photographers London.


Winner ‘Best AOP Photographer at the Association of Photographers Open Awards.

GOLD’ non commissioned places in the 3rd Association of photographers Awards for a series of British Landscapes from Wales and the Lake District.

SILVER‘ interiors / exteriors in the 15th Association of Photographers Awards for Californian ghost town image.

In The London Photographic Awards as follows:

Winner ‘Environmental Colour Award’ for his image, ‘Barbers Chair on a Singapore street’

Winner ‘Environmental Series Award’ for a set of shots from his personal project the Gold rush area of California.

Winner ‘Still Life Award’ for his images of delicate mushrooms shot on location in woodland and photographed on large format camera and film.

Winner Best photography’ award at The National Business Calendar Awards UK for his series of British panoramic landscapes.

Environmental’ in the 2nd Association of Photographers awards image included of his New York taxi cab in the rain.

MERIT’ series people in the 5th Association of Photographers Awards for a series of five portraits of Irish farmers in southern Ireland.

MERIT’ Non commissioned colour in the 10th Association of Photographers Awards for landscape image of Icelandic waterfall.

MERIT’ interiors / exteriors in the 15th Association of Photographers Awards for another Californian ghost town image from the same series.

HIGHLY COMMENDED’ ILFORD Photographic Awards for portraiture in the Advertising and Fashion category

PERSONAL PORTRAIT SERIES’ in the 16th Association of Photographers Awards for his graphic portrait series ’Americans’ photographed in California.

Structure / Landscape’  category in the 18th Association of Photographers Awards for his commissioned image of a Merlin Mk1 military helicopter shot from 100ft above.

NOMINEE’  ‘Honorary Spider Fellow’ in advertising and architectural in the Black & White Spider Awards California.

‘ASTHETICA ART PRIZE’ portrait of three Thai fishing girls photographed in Thailand chosen for inclusion.

HONOURABLE MENTION’ 2013 Black & White Spider Awards for his Detroit abandoned work.

NOMINEE’  3rd Fine Art photography Awards for his Detroit abandoned work.

Inclusion in Design category of the 2007 Creative Review Photography Annual for series of four Black & white images from his BROOKLANDS Centenary book project.

14th annual Black & White Spider Awards California 2019 ‘Nominee’ in recognition of Exceptional achievement in Photography  in the Aerial, Architectural & Silhouette categories.

Winner 13th International Colour Awards 2020 in the Americana category with ‘Rainy day in New York City image’


One of Ron’s British Landscape image’s that received GOLD in the Association of photographers Awards chosen to be included in a special gala auction of original photography past and present at Christies London.

‘Capturing the Spirit of the Place’ in depth article about Ron and his landscape work published in the Photographer magazine.

Series of images from his California landscape project published in PhotoArt International.

‘Wide Boys’ Personal article and images about Ron’s panoramic photography published in Londons ‘Direction’ magazine.

Invited by The ‘Make A Wish Foundation’ to take part and submit portraiture for the book ‘Electric Dreams’ About how people interact with their favourite electric gadgets.

The book ‘Architecture’ Californian landscape photographs chosen for inclusion and published by Rotovision.

The book ‘Portraiture’ on Black & white portrait photography published by Rotovision. Californian Black & White portrait series ‘Americans’ chosen for inclusion in the book.

Landscape work selected for inclusion in several Graphis photography books.

‘100 Years of Brooklands’ the birth place of British motorsport and aviation. A major book commission to photograph and document almost the entire famous historic pre war collection of aircraft, record breaking motorcars, and motorcycles.    The collection of photographs took over a year to complete, all produced in Black & White and brought together for the finished book published by Touchstone Books.

Documentary project photographing Detroit and how the economic downturn has affected the city.  Ron had a great interest in how these changes affected the cities architecture so undertook a trip to try and capture some of the things he saw. A self published book has been created with some of the images.

A two double-page spread of his Detroit work selected for inclusion in the ‘International Masters of Photography’ published in California by World Wide Art Books 2015.


Series of Landscape work included in the ‘British landscapes in danger’ exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall London. Produced by The Council For The Protection of Rural England.

Gold Award winners AOP Photographers Retrospective exhibition London