Stunning Aerial Footage

Highly Creative Drone Photography

As seen On BBC Breakfast

Fully CAA Certified

The Big Ladder Photographer

Aerial images By drone taken by an award-winning photographer

Widely regarded as the most creative drone photographer in the UK, The Big Ladder shoots for The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Daily Mail, The Royal Horticultural Society as well as being featured on the BBC 

With over 25 years experience in media as both a picture editor and photographer, owner Chris Gorman is able to shoot images and video that help organisations take their brand to a higher audience, often providing clients with publicity they had previously found difficult to obtain.

As a fully qualified CAA/PfCO pilot Chris applies his broad photographic knowledge and adaptive style to the exciting new medium of drone photography.

The Big Ladder is an aerial drone production company, covering London, Surrey, Hampshire, Kent, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. (And beyond)


From construction site progress images and building surveys to high profile media projects the Big Ladder shoots it all.

More than just a new perspective, The Big Ladder brings years of ground-based camera experience to drone photography and video.

Big Ladder produces high quality 4K dynamic video shoots for various clients as seen in the footage below.

The Big Ladder was recently shortlisted for Landscape Photographer Of The Year and drone photographer of the year at the British Photography Awards.

The Big Ladder Archive is represented by Getty Images. To purchase images for editorial use click HERE for more details.

Official Photographer For

The Man on the Ladder

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 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

“The Big Ladder aerial photographer is fast establishing itself as one of the UK’s leading drone experts. Chris’ images have appeared many times in our publications and such is the quality of his work we expect to feature him for many years to come”

Elliot Wagland

Head Of Pictures, London Evening Standard

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