Linda Pitkin

Linda Pitkin

Linda Pitkin is a UK-based photographer responsible for many of the bright full-color underwater images of tropical fish that graced the covers, spines, and inner pages of issues of the Volume Magazine series in the early-to-mid-1990s.

From her official bio:

From early childhood, Linda's interest in the natural world drew her to a career as a biologist, specializing until recently in research on insects at The Natural History Museum in London (see Scientific Publications). But for decades her passion for nature has led her also to photograph marine life. She approaches this with a biologist's fascination for living organisms, but even more with a photographer's eye for composition and lighting.

Linda started in scuba diving in 1979 and took up underwater photography a year later, in 1980, joining the British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP). Diving usually with Brian, her husband, she has travelled around the world in search of a wide range of underwater subjects, from immense whale sharks to tiny shrimps, and scenic views of reefs and wrecks. She is equally at home in tropical seas and in the colder waters of the UK and Northern Europe.

Linda is the author and photographer of four books, and a number of articles. Her stock photography features widely in books, newspapers, magazines and journals, including Professional Photographer, BBC Wildlife, Nature, and leading diving magazines. Other uses of her photographs include calendars, brochures, cards, advertising, and in an IMAX multi-screen presentation. Linda also undertakes commissioned photography.

She serves occasionally on juries for photography competitions, and has been a jury member for BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts), for the 2002 Television Craft Awards.


Linda Pitkin Discography Tracks


SAX 025 Various Various - Bark(LP, Comp) Sweatbox SAX 025 UK 1988 Sell This Version
V1CD Various Various - Volume One(CD, Comp, Ltd, Mag) Volume V1CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
9 66517, 66517 Meat Beat Manifesto Meat Beat Manifesto - Now(CD, Maxi) Mute, Elektra 9 66517, 66517 US 1991 Sell This Version
V2CD Various Various - Volume Two(CD, Comp) Volume V2CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
V4CD Various Various - Volume Four(CD, Comp) Volume V4CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
BOV CD2 Various Various - Sharks Patrol These Waters - The Best Of Volume Part 2(2xCD, Comp) Volume BOV CD2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
BOV CD1 Various Various - Wasted - The Best Of Volume (Part 1)(2xCD, Comp) Volume BOV CD1 UK 1995 Sell This Version