About

Richard Johnstone-Bryden is a professional author, historian and photographer who regularly contributes to newspapers, magazines and TV projects. Based in the heart of East Anglia, he undertakes assignments across the UK and mainland Europe.

Richard’s magazine features include boat reviews, charter guides, regatta reports, biographies, practical step-by-step guides, corporate profiles, destination guides, book reviews, historical topics as well as articles about major restorations. The majority of this work has appeared within the UK’s leading maritime magazines including Classic Boat, Motor Boats Monthly, Practical Boat Owner, Warships International Fleet Review and Canals Rivers & Boats. He also writes for the magazine Discover Britain about the nation’s historic ships and aircraft.

Through Richard’s photographic work he has built up a photo library that includes images of boats (modern, classic, super yachts, power & sail), warships, merchant ships, regattas, boating personalities, inland waterways, harbours, seaside resorts, coastal erosion, historic buildings, piers, museums & aircraft. Many of these images have appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, brochures and websites.

In addition to his conventional editorial work for publishers, Richard undertakes photographic and written projects for commercial organisations to record major projects. For long term construction / restoration schemes, he can be commissioned to take photographs of all the key stages from the initial proposal through to completion. For those organisations wishing to produce a commemorative book or magazine supplement, Richard can be commissioned to write the text as well. Depending on the client’s requirements, he can also undertake the necessary research including interviews with key members of staff.

Examples of Richard’s published work can be seen on the articles page.