The OxBridge Portfolio is a unique collection of high quality images celebrating the beautiful English cities of Oxford and Cambridge. Everything we produce springs from two stunning image galleries that are among the finest collections of ‘OxBridge’ pictures to be found anywhere: portfolios created over many years and constantly expanding.
This all began when Tim Rawle was a student at Cambridge training to be an architect. After his previous four years at Art School in London and always with a camera at hand, a portfolio of Cambridge images began to evolve alongside university life. Following graduation, Tim worked as a junior architect in Cambridge and London before moving on to the Architectural Association for postgraduate study, but after a few years in practice gave up the drawing board for the camera and embarked on a career in publishing as an architectural photographer and writer. He then set up The Cambridge Portfolio and also began photographing in ‘the other place’, with The Oxford Portfolio gradually taking shape. Since then the collections have grown side-by-side, now progressing into the future combined as The OxBridge Portfolio. With the help of two consultant colleagues, John Adamson and Craig Dallas, three books on Cambridge have been completed, with two on Oxford currently in preparation (for details see OXFORD and CAMBRIDGE in menu bar). Tim’s work has recently caught the eye of the European Cultural Centre who have given an open invitation to exhibit at the Venice Biennale to showcase his Oxford photographs for the forthcoming book OXFORD ARCHITECTURE: The Architects, Artists and Craftsmen who Shaped the City.
Managing & Creative Director
Tim Rawle has a creative background in architecture, art and design. He trained as an architect at Downing College, Cambridge, where he has been a Fellow Commoner for many years, and at the Architectural Association in London, where he was Caldicott Scholar. He is also a graduate of St Martin’s School of Art and the Central School of Art & Design. His passions are architectural and landscape photography, English architectural history and illustrated books. Tim has lived and worked in Cambridge and Oxford for over forty years, and has an intimate knowledge of both university cities.