Stu Williamson is a photographer known for his expertise in commercial photography. He was born in Leicestershire, England, and has a mix of Scottish and Irish ancestry.
Before pursuing a career in photography, Williamson was a drummer for the Scottish pop rock group The Marmalade from 1978 to 1980. After leaving the music industry, he directed his artistic talents towards photography and has since established himself as a renowned photographer.
Williamson has gained significant recognition for his work and has received commissions for architectural photography in Dubai, including projects for Giorgio Armani at the Burj Khalifa and the Jumeirah Group's Burj Al Arab.
Among his notable achievements, Williamson has won numerous photographic awards in Europe. These accolades include titles such as Black and White Photographer of the Year, Fine Art Photographer of the Year, and Architecture Exterior Photographer of the Year 2010. His acclaimed photograph of the Burj Khalifa earned him the Architecture Exterior Photographer of the Year award. This year he was awarded European Studio of the Year 2023 as voted by International Elite.
Initially, Stu Williamson established his photography business in Cornwall but later relocated to Market Harborough, Leicestershire, in 1997. In 2006, he made another move, this time to Dubai, where he continued his successful photography career. 2013, after investment from an entrepreneur friend, Williamson sold his majority stake in the Dubai business and subsequently returned to the UK where he continues his photography business from his studio in Leicestershire.
Overall, Stu Williamson's impressive career in photography showcases his talent and dedication to his craft, as well as his ability to capture stunning commercial images.