Scarlet Page has been a passionate photographer her whole life and her education culminated in studying photography at the University of Westminster in the early ’90s. She quickly developed her own fresh, documentary style of reportage. She travelled America with The Smashing Pumpkins, The Beastie Boys and the other acts on the Lollapolooza tour of 1994. The following year she had a shot feature in the album artwork of The Verve’s ‘A Northern Soul'.
Working on ‘A Northern Soul’ accelerated Scarlet’s career and since then she has gone on to work with some of the music world’s biggest acts. She worked closely with Robbie Williams on several projects including album artwork, behind the scenes material and the acclaimed book ‘Somebody Someday’. She has toured the World extensively with bands such as The Darkness, Placebo, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Rolling Stones and Stereophonics. Her photographs have been used to grace album covers, album artwork, tour material, book covers and as collected prints. She continues to be commissioned by all the major record labels to shoot artwork, press and marketing campaigns for international bands.
Scarlet’s calm demeanour and professional approach have enabled her to diversify the subjects that she photographs. Subsequently she now works closely with an interesting variety of clients including Fearne Cotton and her Happy Place Festival brand, The Henley Literary Festival (capturing celebrity writers, politicians, bloggers, TV personalities etc) and inspiring business women such as Jo Tutchener Sharp, founder of clothing brand Scamp and Dude, to create content for all of her platforms. Scarlet has also worked extensively for charities including CALM, PDSA, Teenage Cancer Trust and Warchild.
Exhibitions of her work have been shown at The Royal Albert Hall, Proud Gallery, Camden and, in 2019, Scarlet exhibited and worked with local celebrated musicians in Buenos Aires as part of her Resonators + project. Since the pandemic there has been a huge interest in Scarlet’s archive work - her limited edition prints alongside her weekly ‘words behind the shot’ videos have been gaining a cult following.
In 2020 she was selected as a winner of The British Journal of Photography’s ‘Portrait of Britain’ award and she has become an active member of the Association of Photographers and its associated women’s group f22.
In the last couple of years Scarlet has been invited to talk about her career on podcasts and Instagram 'Lives'. She recently recorded a Freeview with 'Master of Photography' and she has also been teaching University students the principles of DSLR and smartphone photography. Scarlet has become an accomplished teacher and runs her own photography courses online.
Scarlet is focused on capturing the essence of people, whoever they may be, and works extensively with local businesses in Oxfordshire/Berkshire where her studio is located.
The 'Love Scarlet' jewellery line is another facet to her creative endeavours – she designs and makes her own jewellery in precious metal. Love Scarlet has been successful enough to attract the attention of the National Trust who now widely sell her nature inspired pieces.
Portrait by Charlotte Snowden