JTW Equine Images are twin brothers Jack and Tom Williams from Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom.
Jack and Tom have always been into horse racing, from watching the Grand National aged 6 when Earth Summit stormed home, to the days of the great Galileo, stamping his authority on the field in the 2001 Derby at Epsom. It has been their passion, and for years, they attended race meetings at any course they could, whether it be their locals of Haydock, Chester and Bangor-On-Dee, or more further afield such as Doncaster or Cheltenham with their father.
In 2012, they took a camera to the Cheltenham Festival, just to take some pictures of the action to record the day. However, it quickly became apparent that they had more than a talent for this photography lark, when comments started coming in about how these were better than the professionals, despite it only being their first go.
They soon started attending point to points, such as Tabley, Eyton-On-Severn and Bangor-On-Dee. This kind of racing is the grass roots of jump racing, a bit like Sunday League Soccer. This is where top jump jockeys graduate to from Pony Racing, learning their trade of jump racing before graduating to the senior ranks of jump racing. The sport is strictly amateur, and those who continue a pointing career are amateurs instead of professionals, meaning they make no income or living from the sport. There is however, nothing amateur about the photography of JTW Equine Images….
From these humble beginnings, they achieved their first accredited on course photography shoot in May 2017, covering the Hunter Chase night at Cheltenham for a local publication. Since then, they have been to and covered some of the biggest racing meets and races in the world, including but not limited to the Arc de Triomphe and Ascot.