I have had a passion for the world of Circus from a very early age. When I was taken to Sir Robert Fossett's Circus as a surprise treat. I have collected Circus memorabilia for many years and since the early 1990's. I have developed a keen interest in Circus photography. For several years now I have written articles for the World's Fair weekly newspaper which also includes photographs of the performances. Circus photography can be challenging, due to often low lights and fast moving subjects, but that it's all the part of the attraction to try and capture the moment.
The Moscow State Circus ™We often use Andrew Paynes' images in our posters, website and promotional material. Andrew is very professional and his pictures are great! We would not hesitate to recommend his work to anyone interested in stage photography.
The Chinese State Circus™The fast paced thrilling excitement of the worlds oldest form of entertainment is so difficult for most people to capture with a single image, Andrew manages to do this with great professionalism and we are always delighted to use his photographs ….. PHILLIP GANDEY
Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione, Paris™"You really have the <<Eye>> to take so many nice pictures, Bravo Andrew Payne!"
MICHEL PALMER, Ringmaster.