The Big Ladder Photographer ®
Highly Acclaimed Aerial Drone Photography
Selected to appear in the Landscape Photographer Of The Year exhibition over the last 4 years consecutively and a judge of the 2023 awards. The Big Ladder is owned by photographer Chris Gorman.
Described by many as a pioneer of drone photography Chris has set a benchmark in photographic creativity harnessing drone technology to produce results that have become a template for many photographers today.
New for 2024 : One on One Drone Photography workshops teaching photographers how to fuse drone technology with creativity.
Chris’ unique background as both a picture editor and Photographer gives him an exclusive insight into capturing images that stand out to editors who are used to seeing upwards of 40,000 pictures a day.
Clients include The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The National Lottery, The Royal Horticultural Society, The Royal Mail, The Daily Mail, The BBC, Sky News, The Guardian and many more.
The Big Ladder has been featured widely in media around the world throughout the Covid 19 Pandemic for our groundbreaking images documenting the crisis from the unique perspective of a drone.
Fully CAA Certified (GVC) and insured, operating with both conventional and FPV drones capable of extremely high resolution stills and up to 5.1k video footage.
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Regularly published and his work selected for prominent exhibitions, Chris has more than 30 years’ experience across editorial, event and landscape photography – working amongst the best of the British and New Zealand industries.
High End Drone Photography and Video
Images of the land, taken from the air by an award-winning photographer
Extensive global travel and residence amongst unique New Zealand landscapes has helped Chris hone his craft.
Working alongside the best in the industry, he knows how to push the boundaries of creativity to get the shot: Chris knows how to capture moments as monumental images.
What they say :
“On behalf of Lord Puttnam I would like to thank you for the wonderful picture you took of him and Sir David Attenborough. It captures them both perfectly, and is definitely one for the album! Lord Puttnam is very grateful.” – Office of Lord Puttnam, The Houses Of Parliament.
Regularly published, his work has been selected for prominent exhibitions. Working amongst the best of the British and New Zealand industries. His drone work has recently appeared in:
- The Times
- The Daily Telegraph
- The Guardian
- The Daily Mail
- London Evening Standard
- New Zealand Herald
- Sydney Daily Telegraph
- BBC Breakfast
“Chris is great to work with and super friendly. His drone photography is easily the best we’ve seen.
His ability to land images in the national press is a major reason we love using him.”
“Chris Gorman has set a new Standard for Drone photography in the UK and the
Telegraph have had the pleasure of collaborating with him on numerous successful projects”
“Its been a pleasure working with Chris as Dronepreps Pilot in residence.
His ability as the UK’s leading drone pilot to capture beautiful images in complex airspace is unrivalled”.