Nigel Downes

Nigel Downes

I’m an editorial, commercial and reportage photographer based in Qatar, covering Asia, Africa and the US. Unlike many people you meet these days I’m a real trained photographer, I have studied in the UK and the USA at the prestigious Maine Media school and also with the famous Paris Agency Magnum. /react-text

I have been contracted by magazines and news media around the world including the BBC, Bloomberg, People, Ferrari, Harper’s Bazaar and the Wall Street Journal amongst many others. /react-text

My background is in reportage documentary so I am well able to tell your unique story the way you want it to be told. It’s my job to make you look good and that’s just what I do. /react-text

Along with small commissions, I also undertake large projects such as providing large corporate photo libraries to industry for the likes of RasGas, Qatar Gas and Qjet. I also did most of the photography for Qatar’s successful bid for hosting 2022 World Cup. In addition, I produced all of the photography for Qatar’s bid to become part of UNESCO. I was the official photographer for Qatar’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games and was also chosen by the British Consulate as the personal photographer to Prince Charles on his visit to the Middle East. /react-text

I shoot advertising for many brands and agencies such as food for famous French chef Aliane Ducass, Renault Trucks, Ooredoo, Vodaphone and many others. Unlike many photographers, I design your images to suit your particular brand and ensuring you’re presented at your best. A lot of my work is portraits and I am told this is where I really shine, I think it’s because at heart I am a people person, so I bring out the best in almost anyone. /react-text

My personal work commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide was exhibited in New York and twice in London in 2014, including at the Global Summit to End Violence in Conflict at ExCel London. It is now part of a permanent traveling exhibition. /react-text

Should you want to discuss your visual messaging I suggest you first check my website at If you like what you see, please give me a call and we will see how I can help.

Have a wonderful day.

Nigel Downes's Specialities: Advertising, Aerial, Editorial, Fine Art, Food, Landscape, People, Portraits, Public Relations, Stock

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  • Work place client: Various 10 photos in this folder

  • Portraits 8 photos in this folder

  • Food client: Aliane Ducasse 10 photos in this folder

  • Advertising studio 10 photos in this folder

  • Exhibition, Congo DRC client: New York and London 10 photos in this folder

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