We are Danehouse, a high quality independent photography company based in Manchester, UK. We provide a tailor-made approach to our clients in producing world-class sports and portrait photography for advertising, editorial, sports events, sponsorship and PR.


Alex Livesey

Alex Livesey is one of the top-ranked professionals in the UK with over 28 years of experience. 

Several years ago, after a successful career at Getty Images, Alex moved to a new career challenge and created Danehouse as his own photography business.

Alex has travelled the world covering major sporting events including Summer/Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, FIFA World Cups, UEFA European Championships, UEFA Champions League Finals, Rugby World Cups, the Tour de France and numerous Grand Slam tennis events. He has also found himself in some weird and wonderful places covering events as diverse as ice golf on a course 590km north of the Arctic Circle in Greenland and horse racing on the frozen lake of St Moritz.

Alex’s work has appeared in publications around the world including: Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, L’Equipe, Stern, ESPN Magazine, Observer Sport Monthly, The Independent Magazine and Sport Magazine UK along with regular usage in many of the world’s leading newspapers. His images have even been published on Royal Mail first class stamps during the 2012 Olympic Games to commemorate the Great Britain Gold medal winners. 

Alex’s clients have included FIFA, UEFA, Nike, Adidas, Pepsi, Reebok, Umbro, Carlsberg and Volkswagen. His work has featured some of the world’s most high profile athletes and sports personalities, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, David Beckham, Roger Federer, Wayne Rooney and Sir Alex Ferguson.

During his career, Alex has received numerous accolades. These include: 2018 Siena International Photo Award, Winner of the 2016 SJA Sports Photographer of the Year Award, Winner of the 2013 Sports Action category at the Press Photographer’s Year Awards, European Photographer of the Year at the 2012 Getty Images Awards, Winner of the 2010 Winter Olympics category at the POYi Awards, World Press Photo Award in the 2007 Sports Action category, SJA Sports News Picture of the Year 2006, Premier League Football Photograph of the Season 2005/06.


Chloe Knott

Chloe is a young talented photographer. Her interest in photography started whilst she was studying at university and has now become her passion and full time career.  

Chloe began her sports photography career covering a diverse range of sports, including polo, rowing and boxing. In 2017, she joined Danehouse as a junior photographer and began covering Premier League football.

In 2018, Chloe was chosen as one of 6 young photographers from around the world to be part of the IOC young photographers programme to cover the Youth Olympics in Argentina. She was mentored by the IOC photo team, which included highly regarded sport photographers Bob Martin and Simon Bruty.

The highlights of Chloe’s career to date are the 2019 Champions League Final in Madrid and being part of the All England Lawn Tennis Club photography team at Wimbledon. 

Chloe regularly works for such clients as The FA, Manchester City FC, The Lawn Tennis Association, Team GB, British Swimming and GB Taekwondo.

A big part of Chloe’s work is dedicated specifically to women’s sports. Chloe regularly covers women’s football including the Women’s Super League and England International matches for the FA. She has closely worked with the Manchester City Women’s team and has been employed as the team photographer for the England Lionesses. Chloe continues to expand her portraits portfolio of various female footballers and athletes. Her most recent collaboration was with Team GB’s Taekwondo athletes Jade Jones and Bianca Walkden.