Giles Rocholl has over 38 years of professional photographic experience covering a broad range of assignments regionally, nationally and internationally.
He is a highly successful photographer with an outstanding reputation amongst his peers and clients. Starting his career at the age of 16 Giles began as a trainee photojournalist in 1980 with the Ackrill Newspapers Group in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and completed the NCTJ photojournalist course at Richmond College, Sheffield in 1983. He rapidly rose through the ranks to become one of the youngest Chief Photographers in the UK at the age of 20 with seven staff covering a large area of Yorkshire for over 12 weekly newspaper titles.
In 1992 Giles moved to the Yorkshire Evening Post where he quickly embraced new digital media, Apple Computers and Adobe Photoshop Version 1.5. In 1996 he was promoted to Picture Editor for the North West under 'Options for change', by United Newspapers. He was responsible for the training and management of 50 press photographers across the newspapers group titles in Wigan, Burnley, Preston, Blackpool and Lancaster offices. Rapidly achieving his targets he was then tasked in 1997 with setting up the digital photo library services and bringing the companies newspapers online in an early adoption of internet take up. With his small team he achieved a profit on the internet and advertising services he was responsible for and received several awards for the Lancashire Evening Post's website.
In 1998 he was asked to be joint Picture Editor for the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post , Leeds, sharing the title with the great Andy Manning on a bi-weekly rotational basis.
As growth in Yorkshire commerce became apparent Giles saw the opportunity to set up his own company serving the photographic image needs of the Yorkshire business community and went freelance in July 1999.
With a wide skill set and the ability to adapt to market changes Giles has had 18 years of very fruitful and enjoyable work. He currently supplies Landscape, Art, Public Relations, Corporate, Architectural and Construction photography to his many clients.