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Barney Douglas was born in the United Kingdom in 1950 and was awarded a Licentiate of the Master Photographers Association in 1988.  He is a member of the Society of International Fashion & Glamour Photographers and the Society of Commercial and Industrial Photographers, the one of the highest rated commercial photographers worldwide on the world's largest freelancing website,, with 218 reviews averaging 4.9-stars (69 as freelancer, 149 as employer as at 12 November 2021). and one of the most followed writers worldwide on photography, fashion modelling and related subjects on 


On UK based industry website,, he has over 450 references, all positive, (225 as photographer, and 226 as studio proprietor as at 12 November 2021).

He was the proprietor of Hangleton Lane Studio at Ferring on the outskirts of Worthing in West Sussex from 2012 to 2021 until he closed it in readiness to move abroad to France and serves commercial clients worldwide, published by those clients in over eighty countries on five continents.  In total he has over 700 references across all websites where he is active, all positive.

He specialises in fashion, product photography, dance and fitness, glamour, fine art, architecture and interior design, sport especially football and gymnastics, virtual tours, portfolios for models, dancers and actors, competitive agility and obedience dogs, and much more.

Since arriving in France where he now lives in Haute-Vienne near Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, he has established an apartment in the Pyrenees at Axat available as both shoot venue and accommodation.


Barney is also a translator from French and from Latin to UK English and a published writer in both UK and US English.   Whilst in the UK he was DBS checked and now has the equivalent EU check in place. He carries EU 5m public liability insurance.

France 0780 280 971 / UK 01903 331611

Facebook: Hangleton Lane Studio

Freelancer: The Big Dish Man

SIFGP: Barney Douglas

SICIP: being updated

Purpleport as photographer: BDFoto

Purpleport as studio: HL-Studio


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