About us

Find out more about our team

As a group of professional photographers, we’ve travelled the globe with our sports photography hat on and of course we can’t resist the odd creative shot.

Our Photo Mentors have extensive photographic experience and can help you both creatively to achieve that perfect shot and technically to help you understand your camera to use it more effectively with encouragement and support. They have travelled the world to many far flung places and have in depth knowledge of the areas they are photographing in.

It’s not just about the photography, we know that most of us would rather their partner or a friend came with them on their specialist holiday, so we’ve organised plenty of activities for the non-photographic partners so they can enjoy their holiday too. We’ll look after all your needs whilst you’re with us.

Chris Parry
Chairman

Chris is responsible for the Management and Development of Plus One Photo Tours. He first developed the idea for the company back in 2005 but at that time was focused on growing and developing Marathon-Photos as one of the Managing Partners. Marathon Photos to date has photographed over 5600 events in 66 countries taking over 135 million photos of 25 million athletes.

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Prior to becoming a Partner in Marathon-Photos.com Chris spent 30 years in the marketing communications business as a top-level manager. He has created, bought, sold, merged, developed and run successful, multi-national agencies, across all marketing disciplines. He started his career in Advertising at Ogilvy. In 1993 he became Chairman and CEO of FCB Impact part of the Publicis Groupe. He ran this agency, then called FCA!, until 2000 by which time it had become a top 30 UK agency and it was voted Agency of the Year by Campaign magazine.

In 2001 following a very successful career in the world of advertising he took up his passion to become a professional photographer, Chris is now firmly established as a leading professional photographer.

Chris’s latest venture is bringing together his marketing expertise and vast pool of over 1,000 photographers all over the World to create Plus One Photo Tours Ltd.

Karen Hughes
Managing Director

As well as being responsible for the Management of Plus One Photo Tours, Karen is responsible for all aspects of marketing, finance and customer communication.

Karen has over 15 years experience in the world of marketing, primarily on the Agency side. She has worked for top London agencies as well as small independent ones.

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She has worked on international clients such as J&B Whisky, British American Tobacco, Tia Maria, Burger King and other well known restaurant chains. More recently, Karen has worked on projects involving website design and implementation.  She has also worked in marketing on the client side, successfully working on freelance projects for Barclays Bank Insurance Services and Etam and has been involved in producing the PACE magazine for marathon-photos as well as managing their finances for the last 10 years.

Tony Wallbank
Creative Director

Tony is head of photography, image database, quality control and global tour guide manager, he also leads tours across several locations.

For the past 12 years Tony been a successful professional photographer specialising in sports and travel. He has photographed major mass participation events in the US, Europe and Far East.

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Tony is relaxed, friendly and adventurous with a huge passion for travel. He loves to explore new places and cultures. He has travelled extensively across Europe, USA, Cambodia and Thailand and is equally at home in the city, mountains, or wilderness. Tony’s travel images have been published and sold around the World in books, calendars, magazines and as high specification wall art.