I am a photographer and writer living in South Devon. I started out as an industrial physicist and manufacturing engineer and then owned a software training business. A life-style change led us to move to Devon and open a nursery which led to writing and photographic commissions.
At present I am carrying out research with the Mammal Society on night vision camera systems.
Until recently I was a contract photographer for a large mining company and have undertaken several commissions to photograph wildlife on their sites and to create a biodiversity photographic library. Such libraries can be used to create a positive public perception of a company, or can simply be used for a record of beauty. Photographs have a much greater impact than words alone when one wishes to promote a positive environmental image.
My most recent commission was to photograph the entire process of building a road over a period of 18 months

My main aim is to take photographs with meaning and this is illustrated with the highly successful 'Two Stories' Polish exhibition which toured Devon from 2010 to 2012.

I was the resident photographer for Devon Wildlife Hospital and Devon Wildlife Centre for several years until they closed, and have worked with the Barn Owl Trust.
Several years ago I undertook a commission from a quarry company to photograph their mining sites. A panel of photographs from this allowed me to obtain a Distinction from the Royal Photographic Society at Associate level (ARPS)

Susan Young MSc ARPS BA(Hons) Photography