H A Y L E Y M A D D E N
Having been awarded a BTEC HNC in Photography from City of Westminster College, Hayley began her career in photography as darkroom technician at The Independent Newspaper. Following that she worked for five years as staff photographer for NME, Uncut and Vox at IPC Magazines. Hayley then went on to shoot as personal photographer for the Mayor’s Office for twelve years under Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson.
Regular clients have included Universal Records, Rocksound Magazine, Greater London Authority, Transport for London, Radio Centre, Crisis at Christmas, The Woman’s Institute, Yahoo, The Olympic Committee 2012, The Place and The Big Issue. She was a regular contributor to Redferns Music Picture Library for over two decades.
For eight years she wrote a column, judged a weekly photo competition and gave talks about travel photography for TNT Magazine.
Hayley enjoys working with shy subjects, difficult places, sensitive situations and tight schedules. She specialises in low light photography and documentary photography.
Current regular clients include The Royal Collection at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace, The Poetry Society, Sony Music, PPL, Greater London Reserves Forces and Cadets Association and the Creative Education Trust, all of whom hate flash photography and loud photographers…or is it loud photography and flash photographers?
“Hayley’s been taking photographs for PPL for the last decade. Not only does she take brilliant high quality shots, but she is extremely organised, punctual and easy-going, which makes working with her even more of a pleasure” (Sarah Wall - PPL)
“Hayley Madden is such an incredible photographer. She has such a unique and beautiful vision for capturing photographs and makes every photo feel so precious and unique. Hayley is effortless and stealth taking photographs and really capturing the moment. The quality of her work is of the highest standard." (Alice Waston-The Poetry Society)
"I have been using Hayley Madden both professionally and personally for several years now. From the very first show to the very last she has always delivered great results and supplied us with some incredible photography that has been featured all over the world. Her professional shots were so good that we hired her to do our wedding! I would not hesitate to recommend Hayley for anyone needing someone with a great eye and the ability to be there without been noticed." (Simon Cryer, CEO, Crying Out Loud)