Putney Photographer Launches Local Greetings Card Range

Margot Raggett quited her day job to follow her passion for photography

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Long-term Putney resident Margot Raggett has launched her first range of photographic greetings cards this month and is hoping the move will change her life. Previously in PR with a career spanning twenty years, she recently quit her day job in order to concentrate on her passion for photography.

Many of her cards feature photos that were shot locally in Putney, at The Wetland Centre in Barnes or in Richmond Park, although there some are also from her travels overseas. The cards are on high quality stock with an individual photo hand-mounted onto the card for a premium product.

“I’ve been making cards for friends for some time,” she explained. “The feedback was always lovely and when some urged me to start selling some to them I realised there might actually be a way to earn some money from this passion. Fingers crossed! ”

Margot told PutneySW15.com that:
"It was a holiday to Kenya's Masai Mara in 2010 that ignited my passion for photography. On that trip I had the smallest camera in the group and I became frustrated about my inability to get the kind of photos my fellow travellers were taking but at the same time inspired to do better".

"I came home, did a photography course at the London School of Photography on Oxford Street, upgraded my camera and haven't looked back since! Through selling some shares I owned in the PR company where I had worked since leaving university, I was able to set myself up to try and make a go of the cards business. I also now work closely with and advise a safari camp called Entim in the Masai Mara and this allows me to travel to Kenya to take more pictures several times a year".

As well as cards, any image from the cards or from Margot’s website margotraggettphotography.com can be ordered as an individual print.

So far the cards are available in the prestigious David Shepherd Gallery in Surrey, as well as a few local shops in the area and Margot has now launched an online shop via her Facebook page where people can order directly.

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August 13, 2013