Adrian Ensor has been a master printer for over 40 years and has twice won the prestigious Ilford Printer of the Year Award. His London darkroom attracts photographers not only from the UK, but also from around the world. Adrian’s highly acclaimed book, “Advanced Processing and Printing” was published by Rotovision in 2002. He is widely regarded as one of Britain’s finest black and white printers.

An exhibition to celebrate 50 years in Fitzrovia Chapel

Adrian’s show at The Framers Gallery

LIoP TALK: Adrian Ensor – Master Printer and Fine Art Photographer

LIoP TALK: Adrian Ensor – Master Printer and Fine Art Photographer from London Institute of Photography on Vimeo.

In 2019 Adrian had an exhibition called ‘From Dark to Light’ at The Framers Gallery in London.

In 2017, The Tate filmed Adrian in his darkroom talking about black and white printing and photograms to coincide with their ‘Radical Eye’ photographic exhibition.

Over the past 20 years Adrian has also been building a reputation as a gifted photographer, setting himself projects that he finds personally stimulating and pursuing them purposefully. This photographic work has been exhibited at the Photographers Gallery in London and has also been recognised by the Association of Photographers, who presented him with a Silver Award for his Architectural Photography.

Adrian’s work is featured in Reuel Golden’s new book, “London, a Portrait of a City,” alongside photographers Eve Arnold, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Walker Evans.

His photographs of London are part of the Eric Frank collection recently gifted to Tate Britain.

Two of Adrian’s images of London were accepted for The 2013 Royal Academy Summer Show.


  • Ilford Gallery London June 1996
  • Sewerby Hall Yorkshire September 1997
  • Architectural Association London November 1999
  • Glasgow College of Art October 2000
  • The Photographers’ Gallery ‘Architectural Photography’ April 2003
  • Framers Gallery London July 2012
  • Royal Academy Summer Show 2013
  • The Framers Gallery London 2019