Illustrators / Photographers / Etc.
Dr Diane Sachko Macleod, Department of Art and Art History, University of California Davis
Evie Safarewicz trained as a ceramic designer before becoming a freelance illustrator. She is a visiting lecturer at Canterbury College of Art and Design, where she teaches plant drawing. She is also an enthusiastic traveller, taking a particular interest in the peoples and landscapes of Africa.
Richard Sale is one of the world's leading Arctic scholars and explorers and a professional glaciologist. He has written widely on Polar history, exploration and wildlife and is the author of many books, including To the Ends of the Earth: The History of Polar Exploration which was the 2003 UK Outdoor Writers Guild Best Book on an Outdoor Theme, and The Gyrfalcon (Popatov and Sale), which was the US Wildlife Society's Book of the Year for 2006.
Graham Salter, one of Britain's most experienced oboists and teachers, has held Principal positions with the RSNO and the Royal Opera House and has appeared as Guest Principal with every major London orchestra. His extensive photos of classical music and the arts are distributed by the Lebrecht Collection. He lives in London NW3.
Edwina Sassoon works in the visual arts. She has been taking photographs of allotments for the past four years. Her allotment photographs have appeared regularly in Reader's Digest magazine and have also featured in The Times. Edwina lives in London.
S. D. Schindler has illustrated many books for childen, including The Cod's Tale, by Mark Kurlansky and A Confused Hanukkah: An Original Tale of Chem, by Jay Kooms. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Marina Schinz was born in Switzerland and now lives in Italy. She is one of the world's leading garden photographers, and her work includes the best selling book Visions of Paradise.
Annie Schlechter has been working as a photographer since 1998. Her clients include The World of Interiors, Wallpaper, House Beautiful, Real Simple, W magazine, Travel & Leisure, and many more.
Ken Searle is a painter and illustrator who is represented in major galleries in Australia and internationally. He designed and facilitated the illustratons done by over 40 Anangu staff and students for Papunya School Book of Country and History
Laura Vaccaro Seeger is an Emmy Award-winning artist and animator. Her first book The Hidden Alphabet was an American Literary Association Notable Children's Book, a Kirkus Editor's Choice and a Child Magazine Best Book of the Year. Laura lives close to the beach on Long Island, New York, with her husband, Chris, and their two young boys, Drew and Dylan. Her books for Frances Lincoln are Lemons are not Red and First the Egg.
Brian Sewell, born 1931, read History of Art at the Courtauld Institute and has ever since worked in the field of paintings by Old Masters. He is now the art critic of the London Evening Standard.
Ben Shahn (1898-1969) was a Lithuanian-born American artist. He work has appeared everywhere, from the cover of Time to the walls of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Elizabeth Shaw was born in Belfast and lived most of her life in Berlin, where she moved after the Second World War. Well-known as an artist, she wrote and illustrated 23 books for children, many of which have been translated into several languages.
Her website (currently in German) is www.artshaw.com.
Hannah Shaw graduated from Brighton University with a BA in Illustration. Since then she has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, but has also worked in a chocolate shop and a bead factory. Since childhood she has had a passion for writing stories and creating characters to illustrate them. She currently lives in a tiny village in Gloucestershire with Ben the blacksmith and Ren the dog. .....
John Shelley was born in Birmingham UK and grew up in Sutton Coldfield. He studied at Bournville School of Art, then illustration at Manchester Polytechnic under children's illustrator Tony Ross. From 1983 he began working as a freelance illustrator in London, and by 1984 had co-founded the artist's collective Facade Studios with designer Andy Royston and illustrators Jane Ray and Willie Ryan. In 1987 he moved to Tokyo making it his home for the following 21 years. .....
Nigel Shepherd – writer, photographer and professional mountain guide with over 20 years experience – is one of the UK's foremost mountain experts and the author of several technical manuals. An ex-President of the British Association of Mountain Guides (1993–96), he is currently Alpine Safety Adviser to the Ski Club of Great Britain. He lives in Penmaenmawr, Gwynedd.
Through her career, Anthea Sieveking has concentrated on photographing children and young people particularly in the area of child development.
Her photographs have appeared in many magazines and books including education books aimed especially at children. Her work has been used by the World Health Organisation and in 1994 she worked in India as part of the 'Child to Child' scheme to promote health education amongst poorer children. .....
SIKU is a well-known illustrator for comic books and graphic novels, working for the major companies in the field, including 2000AD Magazine and Marvel Comics. His best-known book is The Manga Bible. Siku lives and works in London and Essex.
Marc Simont has illustrated nearly a hundred books. He won a Caldecott Honor in 1950 for illustrating Ruth Krauss's The Happy Day, and in 1957 he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for his pictures in A Tree Is Nice by Janice May Udry.
John Ferro Sims is a photographer and writer. His books include The Renaissance of Italian Gardens and The Renaissance of Italian Cooking both with Lorenza de'Medici, and Landscape in Italy with Lisa St Aubin de Teran.
Steve Skidmore lives in Leicester, and for the past eighteen years has worked with Steve Barlow as a duo of performing artists and writers. To date they have written more than eighty books together. They are much in demand, both at home and abroad, for visits to schools, libraries and festivals: their performances have been described as "hilarious", entertaining", "brilliant" and "mad". The Two Steves' internationally acclaimed work includes the Lost Diaries series, the Vernon Bright books, Tales of the Dark Forest and the award winning series uniquely combining books and the World Wide Web, OUTERNET.
Kate Slater grew up on a farm in Staffordshire. She went to Thomas Alleyne's High School in Uttoxeter and studied Illustration at Kingston University. She has done illustration work for Random House Children's Books, The Guardian, Passion Pictures, Zig ad agency, Fast Company Magazine and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Her first children's book, Magpie's Treasure (Andersen Press), which she wrote and illustrated, has been shortlisted for the 2011 Cambridgeshire Children's Book Award. .....
David Small and Sarah Stewart are a husband-and-wife team who have created picture books such as The Library, which was chosen by the New York Times as one of the 10 outstanding children's books of 1995. The couple live in Michigan, USA.
Mike Smart, originally from Hertfordshire, considers himself fortunate to now be living in this picturesque hillside town of Great Malvern. Working in graphic design studios for over thirty-five years Mike appreciates how valuable time spent outdoors really is and as a consequence spends many hours walking and guiding small groups on the beautiful Malvern Hills. Mike's work has appeared in many outdoor magazines and newspapers. .....
Illustrator Craig Smith has illustrated over 300 books in a 30-year career. He was once a rust scraper on the Sydney Harbour Bridge but is now one of Australia's most popular illustrators with a style that is energetic, individual, carefully observed and full of life and humour. His witty, humorous artwork is enormously popular with children combining a wonderful sense of the absurd with a fine eye for detail.
PAM SMY studied Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, part of Anglia Ruskin University, where she now lectures part-time. Pam has illustrated books by Conan Doyle, Julia Donaldson and Linda Newbury, as well as Bob Cattell's Butter-Finger series for Frances Lincoln. She lives in Cambridge.
Ingalill Snitt specializes in architecture and interior design photography, and also directs television commercials. Her books of photography include Splendore di Sicilia, Swedish – Light, Shape, Architecture, Living in Norway and two with Lars Sjoberg: The Swedish Room and The Swedish House. Her work is regularly featured in magazines including Elle, Marie Claire, Architectural Digest and The World of Interiors.
Meilo So is the award-winning illustrator of many picture books for Frances Lincoln. She was born in Hong Kong, educated at Brighton College of Art and now lives in the UK with her husband and daughter.
Susan Sontag (1933-2004) was the author of four novels, The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover, and In America, which won the 2000 National Book Award for Fiction; a collection of stories, I, Etcetera; several plays, including Alice in Bed and Lady from the Sea; and seven works of nonfiction, among them Where the Stress Falls and Regarding the Pain of Others. Her books have been translated into thirty-two languages. .....
Jessica Souhami studied at the Central School of Art and Design. In 1980 she formed Mme Souhami and Co, a travelling puppet company using colourful shadow puppets with a musical accompaniment and a storyteller. Her illustrations, like her puppets, use brilliant colour and bold shapes and her characters leap and swoop across the spreads. Her books for Frances Lincoln are Sausages!, In the Dark, Dark Wood, Baba Yaga and the Stolen Baby, Leopard's Drum, No Dinner!, Rama and the Demon King, The Famous Adventures of a Bird Brained Hen, The Little, Little House, Mrs McCool and the Giant Cuchulainn and King Pom and the Fox. .....
Andy Stansfield is a Lancashire-based photographer, feature writer and author specialising in travel and outdoor leisure. Details of his published work and current projects can be found on his website: www.andy-stansfield.com
Having initially trained as a graphic designer, Susan Steggall became a primary school teacher and taught young children for several years. After having her own two boys, she began work in a school library where she enjoyed finding out about new authors and illustrators and selecting beautiful new books for the shelves. As her boys grew up, she started making all sorts of pictures for them of the cars, trucks and trains they found so fascinating. .....
Barbara Stoeltie and her husband René Stoeltie are regular contributors to magazines including World of Interiors. Image © Aaron Hawks
René Stoeltie's interiors have been featured in Décoration Internationale and his photographic work has appeared in magazines all over the world, including The World of Interiors, House and Garden, Elle, Country Homes and Interiors, Harper's Bazaar, Classic Homes and La Maison de Marie-Claire. Image © Aaron Hawks
WENDY STONE was raised in New York City, where she trained in photography and graphic design and worked for 13 years as a graphic designer. Her career as a photographer began when she was assigned by UNICEF to photograph their projects around the south-west Pacific. Since then she has travelled to many African countries on assignment for UN agencies, magazines and newspapers. She settled in Nairobi, Kenya in 1988 with her husband and daughter. .....
Jenny Stow gained a BA in English and History of Art from Manchester, before going on to study at Chelsea School of Art. Between 1982 and 1985 she spent four years teaching in Africa, followed by a year in the Caribbean in 1987. Jenny is married with one son.
Jean Sturgis trained as a painter at the Slade School of Art. She has exhibited in London, Edinburgh and her native Cumbria.
Lucy Su is a prolific illustrator. She lives in London.
Subi (Joan Subirana) studied Applied Arts at university, and specialised in mural painting and graphic design. He now works as an illustrator for children's books and magazines, and has a daily comic strip in a newspaper in Catalonia. He has won many prizes in Spain for his illustrations, cartoons and paintings. Joan began drawing as a very young child, illustrating the stories he made up in his head. .....
Tokyo native Takuya Suzuki specializes in food, travel, and culture photography. His work can be seen in magazines like Brutus, Goethe, Sotokoto, and Hers, among others
Holly Swain is a popular up-and-coming illustrator. She lives in Hove, Sussex.
John Swithinbank photographs all aspects of horticulture, drawing on over 30 years of professional horticultural experience. His vast picture library is used by many international clients and his images appear regularly in Amateur Gardening and the Western Morning News. He lives in Devon.