Interview with: Ruth Merrington
Company Name: Red Door Photography
Location / Coverage: Based in Surrey, covering Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and beyond
How did the business get started and who works at Red Door Photography?
Red Door Photography is Ruth Merrington and Debbie Stevens. We met whilst working in a high street photolab, and were starting to feel like we were stuck in a rut. We had been talking about setting up a business for years, and when Debbie had her first child and I was made redundant, we decided to go for it; we haven’t looked back since.
Had you always wanted to be a photographer?
I always had an interest in photography, I got that from my dad, but it wasn’t until I was looking through college courses I realised I could actually study it.
Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?
My first real memory is from a trip to Australia when I was finally allowed to use my Dad’s AE-1 SLR; I couldn’t wait to get home and get the films processed.
Which areas of the UK do you cover?
We mainly cover Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire, but have travelled further; we are more than happy, to travel.