Blythe trained as a commercial photographer in Suffolk before moving to Derbyshire to take on the role of head photographer for an engineering company. Working her way up to studio manager, Blythe lead the move from film to digital, taking their studio to become only the ninth fully digital commercial studio in the UK at the time.
After successfully transitioning the company to digital, she was invited to move to Lincolnshire to teach digital and studio photographic skills to multimedia degree students, and to run the photographic studios at a new digital eduction centre.
From here, London beckoned, with a stint at the nationals which saw Blythe travelling extensively and working in editorial for the first time. After four years the rat race took its toll, as it does for many, and she retraced her earlier moves by returning firstly to Suffolk, and then back to Derbyshire continuing in editorial photography and copywriting as a freelance.
As the great Billy Connolly once remarked – ‘further north, I know a colder and wetter place’ and thus inspired by the solitude, space, and landscape, Blythe moved ‘further north’ to Scotland in 2004. It was here she studied Environmental Sciences so that she could comment and write on environmental matters alongside her photographs.
Working her way firstly around Aberdeenshire and then west into the Highlands and Islands, Blythe fell in love with Scotland in all its guises and has now made her life here, continuing to be inspired by the wonderful surroundings of Scotland, and worried by the many problems it faces.
Now based in the capital city of Edinburgh she is ideally placed, with access to the airport and the major arterial routes, to provide photographs and copy for a number of purposes. Specialising in tourism and environmental work but open to many other interests, Blythe utilises her love of Scotland, her scientific training, and her commercial apprenticeship to come up with images and words that can enthuse the reader but also make them think…