testimonials

"Robin Mayes is the sort of photographer that newspaper executives wish we could clone. He is full of ideas, technically immaculate, and utterly professional. If Robin's on a job for you, you know you've got nothing to worry about. Whether it's a photo-narrative, portraiture, or something more freestyle, Robin will always deliver the goods -- great pictures, perfectly packages, and on time."
Roger Alton, Editor, The Observer

"Robin is a personable individual who delivers high quality photographs on time and at a reasonable price. He has a natural ability for building excellent rapport with senior leaders in our organisation which means the subjects feel calm and reassured. He has been our Annual Report photographer for a number of years now"
Jo Roddan, Associate Director Internal Communications, Fidelity International Limited

"I have known Robin Mayes for more than 15 years and have worked with him both in the UK and around the world. From Australia to Antigua, Sri Lanka to the Middle East, Kenya to the Virgin Islands he has always "delivered", capturing the moment and mood in his photographs. Whether it is the aftermath of the devastating tsunami, the tragic orphans of civil war, the Big Game of the Masai Mara, the spectacular high-rise development of oil-rich Dubai or simply the triumphs and failures of the sports field, Robin is able to perfectly sum-up a situation in his work. One of his true strengths is that he is a "people's person" combining intelligence, sensitivity, patience and compassion which allows him to put a subject at ease thus ensuring the best possible photographs. Often, especially when working aboard, he has been required to illustrate the articles of a number of journalists and writers covering the same assignment and has always provided a wide variety of material suitable for newspapers, magazines and the corporate world."
David Williams, Chief Reporter, Daily Mail

"There are lots of photographers but Robin stands out because he produces great pictures that tell a story and will get your organisation publicity on their own. He gives great advice. Ignore it at your peril"
Mandy Pursey, Head of PR Charities Aid Foundation

"Robin Mayes had already worked for RMC for a number of years before the company was acquired by global building materials company CEMEX in 2005. Since then, we have continued to use him regularly for all types of photo shoots, from major construction projects and contract wins, to factory openings and community partnerships. He always delivers and we use his images time and time again, internally and externally. His images have also helped us secure media coverage in national media, such as the Times and Financial Times. You can trust Robin to come up with creative solutions to our challenges, and his ability to put people at ease is second to none. He really gets the maximum out of his subjects even under severe time constraints, including photo-shy top executives. Robinís willingness to get stuck in and lend a hand with other tasks during shoots is a further asset, which simply makes it a pleasure to work with him."
Marit Meyer-Bell, Director Communications & Public Affairs, Cemex UK

"Robin Mayes Photography has delivered national press quality pictures at every time of asking over the last ten years. Robin has a knack of providing the right images that really adds to the story. Every time Robin gets a brief he will deliver exactly what is required without a member of the PR team having to guide on the ground-a great way to save a resource."
Greg Dawson, Director of Communications at Travelodge

"As a Communications Consultant, for over 15 years Robin has helped me to deliver the news stories that my clients require. But more than that, the picture has often made the story and the story has made the news, whether for an internal or external audience. From brief to completed assignment, Robin is a professional and indispensable part of a team, from probing about the shots ... intended audience, when, where, to achieve what and of course, with creative ideas ..... to cajoling a reluctant CEO to take part in the 'action' at the shoot instead of the standard 'grey men in grey suits shaking hands'. The results are great and a company's reputation is enhanced."
Elizabeth Young, Communications Consultant

"Very professional, a pleasure to work with. Robin has helped us with brochure and marketing work and I wouldn't hesitate to use him again"
Linda Grey, Marketing Manager, Capital Coffee Roasters