Photo Merchant

Ian Lillicrapp

Collections Digitisation Events Photography Still Life Photography

Ian Lillicrapp

A professional photographer providing experienced collections digitisation of museum and gallery objects (both 2D and 3D) across the cultural heritage sector in the UK. This includes photography for the Bank of England Museum, St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, Biggin Hill Memorial Museum, Jewish Museum London and Amy Winehouse Foundation.

Ian also covers marketing and PR events and supplies images for retail and merchandising. Post production of digital images is carried out to an agreed standard for clients’ image management systems. Ian is a member of the Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography (AHFAP) which features his solo exhibition World City: Refugee Stories for the Refugee Council.

Digitisation workshops

Ian holds open collections photography sessions for museums which aim to demystify the capture process for visitor engagement. The accessibility to archived objects is popular with the visiting public and increases the digital reach and impact of the organisation. Consultancy and training is available for collections managers planning a digitisation programme. The process of creating digital versions of archived material helps museums capture and share the information that gives their objects meaning.

Exhibition delivery

Trained in object handling, Ian takes care of all aspects of exhibition delivery from initial digitisation photography (for marketing, graphic interpretion and merchandise), receiving on site loans, coordinating the main build contractors, graphics installation and lighting right through to event photography on opening night.

Exhibitions include the record breaking Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait for Jewish Museum London. Designs on Britain and Designing the 20th Century: Life and Work of Abram Games. Milein Cosman: Lifelong Impressions for the Austrian Cultural Forum.

Degree course validation

Ian was part of the validation panel which delivered the degree in Photography at Farnborough College of Technology



Please contact Ian to discuss photographic commissions and exhibition delivery

Collections Digitisation

Capture your museum and gallery objects with specialist equipment and expertise. Create searchable, shareable content to meet the expectations of archive professionals and for audience engagement.

Exhibition Delivery

Bring in exhibition expertise. Project management of temporary and permanent exhibitions, upgrades to existing displays and the delivery of interpretation projects.


Designed and built for online visitors to view collections, take a look at:

Covid Summer 2020

Consultancy and Training

Develop the skills for digitisation. Consultations and training are available for collections managers without an in-house photographic department and for continued professional development (CPD).


Photographic commissions


Please get in touch to discuss location or studio photography, digitisation consultancy, training, exhibition delivery and unique photographic prints.