AIP Council Members

John Williams - Chairman

John has been involved in the photographic industry all his life, at first with the Research and Development Division of Ilford Ltd. John started Redwood Photographic in 1974 and is still today the Managing Director.

Redwood currently employs over 40 people at its Colchester based Prolab and Wholesale Division. Redwood joined the forerunner of the AIP, the PPLA in 1979 and John was on the National Council for over 20 years during which time he was Chairman for two years.

Redwood specialises in offering school photography clients the widest possible range of services including panoramic prints up to a metre long.

Professional customers can have wedding albums made to their design in house at Redwood. [email protected]


M J Lofty Rice

Lofty Rice has spent all of his working life in photography and professional photo processing. Starting in 1967 in the Stills Department at Pinewood Studios, Lofty gained wide experience of photography, B/W & colour film processing, printing and management, becoming Head of Stills.

After Rank sold Pinewood, Lofty left to start his own business, Lofty's Lab, which offers similar services to the film industry. Lofty's Lab has become the premier UK Lab servicing this niche market. Lofty is a former Chairman of the PPLA, the forerunner of the AIP. [email protected]


David Andrews

David Andrews started his career in photo processing working for a photo lab in Harrow where he worked for 9 years. During that time he also went to evening classes and obtained a City & Guilds qualification in photography but decided to stay in the processing side of the business setting up Andrews Professional Colour Laboratories in 1973 in Ashford Kent.

The lab specialised in processing and printing for professional photographers becoming the main social photographic processing lab in Kent and has been a member of the AIP forerunner the PPLA since 1981.

In 1981 Andrews launched Fotoflite which specialises in aerial photography of ships and in 1990 acquired the Skyfotos business, now holding the largest library of aerial photographs of ships in the world.

The lab which 10 years ago started investing in digital imaging equipment has changed its name to Andrews Imaging. [email protected]

Ewen McLean

Managing director of Musselburgh based Eastern Exhibition & Display, Edinburgh born and bred Ewen McLean began his early career in Retail Merchandising. After a few years returned to full time education and started a new career as an assistant photographer in London following graduation from a Photographic Degree.

Upon relocation to Edinburgh a few years later, Ewen joined Eastern and very soon invested in the company, gradually increasing his shareholding until taking over the reins of the company in 2003.

Established 30 years ago in Edinburgh as a processing lab, Musselburgh-based Eastern Exhibition & Display has kept pace with the technological revolution that has taken place within the processing industry over the last three decades to reinvent itself as a specialist in the production of large format exhibition and display materials for creative agencies, finance, retail and other sectors.

From initial concept to completion, Eastern’s products and services include event production & management, exhibition stands, digital printing, studio services, vehicle livery, signage, interiors, project management, joinery, finishing, storage and logistics.

A resident of Leith in Edinburgh, outside work Ewen is a keen motorcyclist and rugby enthusiast who enjoys travel.  [email protected]


Tim Sale

Tim Sale has worked in professional imaging since 1972. Tim trained as a photographer at Plymouth College of Art, he worked as a portrait and wedding photographer before getting more involved with the studio’s lab side.

After a stint at CPL Bristol in the late 70’s, as a film processor then colour printer, Tim and a colleague set up Redcliffe Imaging in 1982 as a pro lab in Bristol.

Redcliffe Imaging became a PPLA member during the early 90’s and Tim subsequently joined the Council.

The company has experienced the digital revolution first hand and although no longer a pro lab, Redcliffe now specialises in fine art printing as well as exhibition and display graphics and hardware. [email protected]


Nick White

Nick originates from Somerset, where he started his working life in his family’s aerial photography business. Apart from working as a photographer, he also ran the company’s processing lab, which provided a sound grounding for his later move to the supply side of the photographic industry. He joined Durst, where his career developed and he became sales and marketing manager, then made a move to Fujifilm in a similar role.  Initially handling sales of minilab equipment and colour paper, his work encompassed photofinishing, minilab and professional processing markets.

Having spent all of his working life in photography and graphics, the move to Epson illustrates the way in which technologies have developed, with their large format printer range the market leaders in the photographic and fine-art printing markets.

Married with two very tall sons and a very short stepdaughter, Nick has always been involved with boats and boating, and his weekend job is as the volunteer operations manager of his local RNLI lifeboat station. [email protected]


David Dorner

David Dorner is the Sales & Marketing Director of School Pictures International Ltd, which is based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

School Pictures International Ltd is a major supplier of Schools Photography fulfilment services to trade customers in the UK.

His current role stems from a management buyout of School Pictures International Ltd from Colourcare International Ltd in 1995, with fellow Directors Cy Yardley and Paul Fowler.

During his long career, starting in the late 1970’s, David has carried out a wide range of activities. This includes photography, printing and laboratory and sales management, both employed and self-employed, and hopes this experience will enable him to bring something to the AIP party. [email protected]


David Lane

David is a veteran of the industry having started his career in 1976 in the RAF, David moved to the commercial photographic industry in the late 70s.

A sales & marketing professional with a proven track record in business development David has been involved with numerous professional labs working in the areas of digital and multi-media.

David started his own company, The Vault Imaging Ltd, in Brighton some in 2003. [email protected]




Jon Cohen

Raised in Manchester Jon now lives in the Derbyshire Peak District though spends most of his working life in and around London and Fuji’s Bedford HQ. Main responsibility is for Fuji’s activity in business and professional markets which has grown from early film and paper days to encompass a broad range of image capture and output options, from digital cameras to the latest water based and UV/solvent based print technology.

Jon enjoys most things outdoors, especially hills and mountains and is also happy underground and under water, “preferably with some sort of breathing apparatus” he adds.

Travelling is one of Jon’s loves both within the UK and further afield, favourite destinations outside of the Peak District are Maldives and Harris, “the same white sands and turquoise sea, just a slight temperature difference”. [email protected]