Michelle Chaplow has lived and worked in Andalucia in Southern Spain for over 20 years as a freelance photographer specialising in travel and tourism having studied photography at Seville University. Her work has appeared in magazines, books and newspapers all over Europe, Australia, the United States of America and even China. In 1996 she was awarded a prestigious state contract by Turespaña, the Spanish Tourist Board. In 2001 she received an honorary mention for her continuous work in the field of photography in promoting Spanish tourism and the Ortiz Echagüe prize given by the Spanish Ministry of Tourism and Commerce.
A graduate from Manchester University with a degree in Food Science and Technology, Michelle has extensive managerial and sales experience. She was the new product and marketing manager for Pinney’s of Scotland, responsible for liasing with Marks and Spencer in the development of new product lines and co-ordinating a number of projects with companies in Ireland. After a sabbatical year in Latin America, Michelle relocated to Andalucia and established her 'Andalucía Slide Library'. Michelle specialises in images of Southern Spain and maintains a library of over 100,000 images, which provides the company with a valuable photographic resource.