Astrid Mc Gechan

Astrid McGechan

Photographer

Astrid is a freelance photographer and book author based in Surrey. She started to seriously engage in photography a few years ago, when struggling to juggle the demands of family life, motherhood and a stressful job. Spending time outdoors and photographing became her way of balancing life.

Initially, Astrid photographed almost exclusively landscapes, drawing her inspiration from scenes in the natural world that evoke a sense of tranquillity and harmony. More recently, Astrid has become fascinated by urban life and architecture and has spent some time photographing in cities in the UK and abroad.

In 2014, Astrid published her first book The Elmbridge Hundred – A Visual Journey, which was a companion piece to a community project about the history and heritage of her local Borough of Elmbridge. Astrid has curated several art exhibitions and judged photographic competitions. She also teaches and lectures on photography and works on commissions for individuals and organisations. Her images have been published and widely exhibited in the UK and Europe, including the Mall Galleries and OXO Gallery in London, and the Horizons Photo Festival in Zingst, Germany.