Bellwood Photography Ltd began in 1949 following the “de-mobbing” of Eric Bellwood
from the RAF, where he had served as a photographer during the war years. His duties
had included the fitting of camera guns to Spitfires and Hurricane fighters, as well
as the processing of reconnaissance photography and air accident investigation.
Initially the business was based at Sturton Road, a few years later it moved to Stannington.
The studio is now run by Eileen and Mike Bellwood from purpose built premises just
off Stannington road.
Mike Bellwood had a formal photographic education at one of the top colleges in the
country and has since become a qualified member of the British Institute of Professional
Photographers and an Associate of both the Royal Photographic Society and Society
of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. He has been asked to lecture to other professional
Eileen Bellwood Bsc, specialises in print presentation and album layout designs.
Special photographic effects and page designs they have created are used by 100’s
of photographers worldwide and were recently requested by a European Album manufacturer
to create exclusive page layouts for their products.
Mike Bellwood, instructing his Father, Eric how to take a portrait!