Felicity McCabe grew up in the north west of England, but now lives in the south east of England.
From 1982 to 1992 she made mud pies and fell in ponds.
On a holiday in Ireland aged ten she exposed her first roll of B&W 35mm – lots of horses and mist. By seventeen, Felicity had progressed to capturing sweaty ravers and stage smoke on the late 90s club scene.
From there a love affair with light and shade was born. Always seeking to create the magical from the mundane whilst refusing to be pigeon-holed as either a still lifer or a portraitist. Felicity loves tall stories and quick questions, never minding whether the subject matter can move or not.
Her boundless quest for story telling has taken her to skyscraper rooftops in Mongolia, drought-stricken deserts in east Africa and even into the White House (have a guess which president told her that her “smile lights up the room”?).
Over the years, Felicity’s work has been celebrated by D&AD, The Lucie Foundation’s International Photography Awards, and The Julia Margaret Cameron Award amongst others, and her pictures have appeared in numerous publications internationally, from the The New Yorker and The New York Times in the US, via Die Zeit, Stern and Vogue Portugal in Europe, to Wired, Creative Review and Wallpaper* in the UK.
Commercial clients have included Apple, Cadburys, The National Theatre, Save the Children, Stella Artois, Volkswagen and Volvo, and she’s represented internationally by Wren Agency.
Her studio is to be found in Bow, east London, where she’s often accompanied by a scruffy little hound called Pablo.