Who we are and what we do…

The OxBridge Portfolio is a new, specialist publishing company producing 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 collection 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. Always 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 a 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 taking shape in the background. Since then the collections have grown side-by-side, now going into the future combined as The OxBridge Portfolio.

Our team brings many years of expertise and experience to this new publishing house, offering a complete service through the book production process to publication, marketing and distribution. Starting with our own series of books by Tim Rawle, we plan to build our list working with other authors and clients who share our passion for beautiful books, all produced entirely in the UK.

Tim Rawle

Tim Rawle

Managing & Creative Director

Tim Rawle has been involved with book publishing for many years and has a creative background in architecture, art and design. He trained as an architect at Cambridge (Downing College) and the Architectural Association, where he was Caldicott Scholar, and 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.

Louis Sinclair Photographer

Louis Sinclair


Louis Sinclair is a Cambridge-based, widely published commercial photographer who specialises in architecture and interiors. His photographic style is characterised by a meticulous attention to detail and a great understanding and appreciation of composition and light, with stunning results that always enhance and complement the work of the architects, designers and publishers who employ him.

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.