About us

About us

Photo Typewriter started in the Cotswolds on a (miraculously) sunny summer day in July 2011.

My wife and I decided taking photos of everyday items that looked like letters was a fun way to create the perfect present for my sister's 40th birthday. The afternoon was then spent head scratching and photo popping and we created the letters N-I-C-O-L-A. My sister's reaction was simply beautiful. Surprise, appreciation, but also a pleasing level of confusion! Being caring souls we left her with no reason for giving her these 6, seemingly random shots. Birthday celebrations continued but were interrupted a couple of hours later by my sisters shriek of 'NICOLA!!!'.

The piece still takes pride of place in her lounge today.

Returning from a long, life affirming trip abroad, and loving photography, I set about collecting alphabet photography shots from London and around the UK. A year and a half later, 'Photo Typewriter' was born in Camden Market.

Photo Typewriter now focuses on providing the perfect present for all occasions. Weddings, birthdays, christenings, house warmings, happy new budgerigars... everything. You provide the creativity choosing your favourite shots and every piece is unique.

If there's one question I've been asked with unfaltering regularity it's "Do you have a website"? So here it is. The same high quality frames as are sold in the shop can be bought filled with your alphabet photography creations just as if they'd come from a photo typewriter...