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Photographic prints of Newcastle and the North East, by Steve Mayes

North East Exposure is an online gallery and shop for my photographs of Newcastle and the North East of England. Through the galleries presented here you can view and buy open edition and limited edition prints of the iconic architecture and beautiful landscapes of the region, in a range of sizes and framing formats. All work is hand-assembled to very high quality, a reflection of the great pride I take in my work.

The North East inspired me to take up photography. Specifically, the Newcastle Gateshead quayside, with the mixture of old and new iconic architecture, the Angel of the North and the Northumberland coast. Within a few years of moving to this part of the world, in 2000, I had left my job to become a full-time architectural and landscape photographer, working all over the UK and on occasion overseas. My portfolio of prints grew sporadically over the years, as I tried to fit personal projects around the more commercial, commissioned work. One thing was clear though: the North East continued to inspire me, and my portfolio of work of this region surpassed that of other locations in size and quality.

So in 2014 I decided to put my faith more completely in this region, and re-launch the print side of what I do as North East Exposure, and - as the name suggests - concentrate purely on this area, the area that gave me my career and which is now (as a father of two little geordie girls) very much my home.

I love this part of the world, and I'm excited to see where it leads me now that I've decided there is plenty here to keep me busy when it comes to producing North East-inspired photographic artwork.



Delighted to have been awarded a Fellowship from the British Institute of Professional Photography in the category of Visual Arts, for my Deconstructions range.  The process involved a lot of ... read more


Silver Award

Really pleased to have won a Silver Award in the National BIPP award held last week in Aylesbury. My Deconstructions picked up the highest award in this category this year ... read more


Photographer of the Year

Super pleased to have been awarded the BIPP North East Photographer of the Year award last week. I won the Commercial / Architectural category, and the Open cateogry, with my ... read more


“Thank you for the beautiful picture of Embleton Bay which I received today. It brings back wonderful childhood memories of summer holidays spent there!”

(Brenda Waugh, Private buyer)