Ebb and Flow

Ebb & Flow - Fred Adams | All Images are available as high quality prints, canvas and as digital downloads. Please contact me for details.


Based in Stoke Newington London N16, I am self taught photographer who has received recognition in several diffrent genres.

On rediscovering a childhood passion for photography in the digital format, I specialised initially in cityscape, architectural, landscape and long exposure photography, and quickly went on to become a licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS). I have since held two solo exhibitions and also have had my work featured as the front cover of Photographer's special print edition of London Time Out magazine (March 2016), in print copies of BBC History Magazine, and in the Royal Photographic Society Journal.  I have also featured regularly in a number of recognised online magazines.

More recently, I set myself the completely new challenge of taking up street photography, and set about capturing the unique characters, moments and quirkier aspecs of London life. Soon after, I co-ordinated and was one 4 participating street photographers in the high successful Gang of Four Exhibition (Resource for London Oct 2017), and have since delivered talks to photography forums and judged street photography competitions. For street photography purposes, I work under the name of Xav Beaumont, initially out of a wish to work unencumbered by the expectations of previous successes, but Xav has since become a street photographer very much recognised in his own right!


Photography Tuition - As a highly experienced and versatile photographer, I am able to offer 1-1 tuition in the London area regarding different photographic genres and techniques on display in my galleries. I also provide tuition to small groups of people, limited to a maximum 4 people ensuring that I provide indepth guidance to all participants. All tuition is tailored to reflect the specific needs, interests and prior knowledge levels of individual pupils. Please contact me for further details.

Photography Talks - I am available to do photography talks for camera clubs and photography forums in the Greater London area.

Weddings­ From £695 - This includes 6 hours of coverage and a DVD of approximately 200 high quality pictures.  I also do pre-shoots, bridal and groom prep shoots and longer sessions if desired.  

Events starting from £250*, depending on the duration and nature of the event. Please contact me to discuss your needs further and a tailored quote. 


"It was so reassuring to have Fred as our photographer as he really listened to the look that we wanted to achieve from the day and show from the outset a real dedication to our vision, which is reflected in the amazing photographs we can now treasure. His planning and attentiveness in the preparation was impressive and I felt he really worked to deliver the very best for us. Thank you for a wonderful set of memories and for being on top of all the details"

Victoria and Paul - Wedding Clients

"Fred has been great and incredibly helpful to work with, producing a collection of brilliant images that truly highlighted the best moments of our special evening, our annual awards ceremony at the House of Lords. Fred was professional and helpful throughout, taking on board exactly what we wanted from the outset, organising the winners and guests for shots. He was also able to send us some great images later the same evening for our press releases first thing the next day. I would highly recommend Fred as a photographer for your event."

Megan Poyiadzis - Events and Programmes Officer - Sheila McKechnie Foundation

"We really wanted a set of images that captured both the fun and informality of our wedding. It quickly became obvious that Fred was very much on our wavelength in capturing the spontaneity of what was in many ways an unconventional day. Fred delivered a wonderful portfolio of striking images that comprehensively documented and very much captured the spirit of the occasion and we would have no hesitation in recommending Fred as a talented and attentive professional for your special day."

Michael and Laura - Wedding clients.

It's been great working with Fred as the Institute of Fundraising's photographer of choice for our events and conferences over the last couple of years. Fred has been really supportive of our ever changing requirements and has shown his expertise in guiding us to develop our photo library from something small to a broad array of images suitable for multiple marketing and digital requirements, and helping us in creating more detailed briefs to develop this further. Fred's always a great support in offering advice and working with us to achieve the perfect images for our needs."

Susan Luxford - Head of Marketing and Digital - Institute of Fundraising