ABOUT

About…

The OxBridge Portfolio specialises in creating imagery for books, artist quality canvases and prints, and a range of stationery items all in celebration of the beautiful university cities of Oxford and Cambridge. Everything we produce springs from two stunning image galleries that are probably the finest and most extensive 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 a keen photographer, a portfolio of Cambridge images began to evolve alongside university study. Following graduation, Tim worked as a junior architect in Cambridge and London, but after a few years gave up the drawing board for the camera and embarked on a career in publishing as an architectural photographer, writer and book designer. He set up The Cambridge Portfolio in 1991 and soon after began photographing in ‘the other place’, with The Oxford Portfolio quickly taking shape. Since then the collections have grown side-by-side, now progressing into the future combined as The OxBridge Portfolio. With the recent help of two consultant colleagues, John Adamson and Craig Dallas, three books on Cambridge have been completed, with two on Oxford currently in preparation and heading for publication in the near future. Tim has recently been invited by the European Cultural Centre to exhibit at the 2020 Venice Biennale to profile his Oxford work and his most important book to date, entitled OXFORD Architecture: the Masons and Architects who shaped the City (for details see OXFORD and CAMBRIDGE in menu bar).

Tim Rawle

Tim Rawle

Managing & Creative Director
Photographer/Writer/Designer

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 forty years, and has an intimate knowledge of both university cities.

John Adamson

John Adamson

Publishing & Editorial Consultant

John Adamson is an experienced publisher of many years’ standing, specialising in illustrated books in the fine and decorative arts. Formerly Export Sales Director at Cambridge University Press and Head of Publications at the National Portrait Gallery, he has run his own publishing company since 1992. John works for and advises private collectors, museums and galleries, such as the Wallace Collection, providing a full editorial and print management service, having a great understanding of book design and production, as well as marketing and promotion. He is also a professional translator and writer.

Craig Dallas

Craig Dallas

IT & Graphics Consultant

Craig Dallas is our digital and graphics IT expert. He is responsible for building and maintaining our website and brings with him a solid background in graphic and web design. Craig has worked with various global brands, including Jeep in South Africa, and when he is not at the back-end of our website he is leading the digital design team at Hotel Chocolat.