About Media Wisdom

Since leaving the glamour of the film industry behind us, and setting up Media Wisdom Photography in 2000, we are proud of being asked to work on photographic projects with top design agencies, furniture companies, leading hotels, restaurants & Chefs around the UK and Europe.  We bring together colours, textures and style, to create unique images for our clients and their campaigns.
We work with our clients on location or in our studio, helping them plan and schedule to get the best from their session, to create extraordinary powerful images for their web, press and editorial purposes. Images have also been turned into artwork to adorn walls of restaurants and complement the brand – anything is possible, and we enjoy the challenge and coming up with solutions.

Giles & Abi
Giles & Abi

Giles Christopher

Giles Christopher has been involved with photography and cinematography all his life, and he’s not afraid to tell you an anecdote or two!

Having studied graphic design and photography at college in the late 80’s, Giles pursued a career behind the lens, originally working as a publicity photographer in the movie business.

He soon got the movie camera bug and moved up through the ranks from Assistant to Cameraman.

Giles has worked on many TV Commercials, Dramas and iconic feature films, including – Memphis Belle, Aliens, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, and music videos for the likes of Robbie williams, Take That, Sugababes, Spicegirls, Blur, Kylie Minogue, Pet Shop Boys and KLF- he can also be seen in some of them, if you look really REALLY closely!

Giles has an almost geeky knowledge of movie and stills cameras and photography. He is constantly looking at ways to keep his photography fresh, incorporating current technology to get totally original innovative ideas for his images.

Giles has won numerous International Photographic Awards, and is constantly being acknowledged for the high quality of his photography, his ability to light pretty much anything, anywhere, and his technical knowledge.

Giles has also been recently acknowledged as an industry expert on DSLR Video is in constant demand as an Operator/Director of Photography and Consultant on the numerous TV Commercials and viral campaigns.

Abigail Cockroft

As for me, I grew up in a photographic studio, as dad was, and still is, a busy advertising Photographer.

Although my parents advised me not to go into the world of advertising, who’s ever listened to their parents? So off I went and enjoyed a long and successful career as a Production Manager and Producer for numerous TV commercial production companies, working alongside some of the UK’s top Directors.

From living and breathing TV Commercials, I then went on to work in the BBC Drama and Entertainment departments, and then on to do a couple of feature films – a weird and wonderful mix.

With over twenty years experience in the media industry we calmly oversee your entire shoot, taking the stress off you, so you can carry on with your business.

Although we both like to produce more than expected for our clients, I do have to reign Giles in sometimes as he goes off doing his fancy, innovative geeky stuff.

The Team

We believe in working with an experienced team of user friendly professionals who can help us, and our clients as and when appropriate. We work with amazing Retouchers, Stylists, Home Economists, Hair & Make-up Artistes, Video Cameramen & Editors, and other Photographers who are all brilliant at their jobs, and just as importantly – are great to be around.