Barrie Williams

Photographer & Filmmaker

Hi, I’m Barrie, a saltwater junkie who can usually be found snorkelling along the coast or falling off surfboards. If I’m not doing either of those, then I’ll be hiking along the shore photographing wildlife.

I’m also a freelance filmmaker with a background in science and media – BSc Hons in Applied Marine Biology at Heriot-Watt University and an MA (Distinction) in Wildlife Documentary Production from the University of Salford.

What I love most about film is capturing the personality of the contributors - whether they are people or puffins - and sharing their stories. Photography excites me as its poses the challenge of capturing those same personalities in a single frame.

I am delighted to be the British Wildlife Photography Awards Overall Winner 2015.

I have also worked as a TV researcher on BBC Scotland’s Landward including the specials - Harvest and Prawn Wars - and as a camera assistant on Fergusson: Burns’ Forgotten Hero. Working for the BBC developed my skills further and gave me fantastic experiences: driving a classic MG Midget along the stunning North Coast 500, re-enacting the infamous coconut scene from Monty Python’s Holy Grail, and my all time highlight… snorkelling with the legendary underwater cameraman Doug Allan!

I now live and work in Edinburgh and have used my experience with the BBC to produce short films for organisations such as the RNLI, and Edinburgh Zoo’s Wild About Scotland educational bus.

To follow my work and my adventures then click through to my Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook page.