Andy Stansfield is a retired freelance photographer, feature writer and author based in Lancashire. In addition to working as a freelance photojournalist, Andy worked as an Editorial Publicity Consultant and as Deputy Editor for one of the UK's largest leisure organisations. He has had 27 books published with one also translated into Chinese, French and Spanish, plus hundreds of magazine features and several thousand images, with huge display photos being used at Earls Court and the National Exhibition Centre.
Left: Andy at a Waterstone's book-signing
The list of publications and organisations which have used Andy's writing and photography includes high-profile bodies like RAC Publishing, The Council For National Parks, and Jersey Tourism. For many years he was a regular contributor of travel features to Destination France magazine and his work has been profiled in the professional photographers' magazine PhotoPro. Events as diverse as The Tall Ships Race and Annecy Venetian Carnival have been covered for both magazines and newspapers, and other topics range from an article on midges to a post-tsunami report on Sri Lanka. Andy's atmospheric photographs of Her Majesty The Queen's birthday visit to her Duchy of Lancaster Estate were used in Lancashire Life (UK Regional Magazine of the Year).
But travel has always been Andy's real passion. France in particular has provided much of his material, though he has also had work published on Sri Lanka, Norway, Sweden, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Italy and the Channel Islands. Andy now spends his time researching his Stansfield family history.