Abitoffthemapp Camera Bags & Straps | Photography

City lawyer who escaped to become an award winning photographer. Now runs Abitoffthemapp Photography, the London Photo Festival and the London Photo Gallery. Purveyor of photography products: leather camera bags, leather camera straps and limited edition prints. My Etsy Shop is: Abitoffthemapp & MappofLondonUK


My name is Emma Mapp and I am a photographer and designer.

Like so many others, I lost my job at the height of the recession in 2009. It was the best thing that could have happened to me. Rather than trying to get another job as an unfulfilled City lawyer, I acted on a long-held dream to turn my passion for photography into my career.

Since then I have helped found the London Photo Festival – which gives aspiring photographers a place to showcase their work – and the London Photo Gallery, which helps sell the work of newly emerging photographers.

I have been fortunate enough to have had my photography recognised with awards and in publications such as The Telegraph and the Metro.

As of 2016, I launched my camera bag and accessory business and you can follow my journey below:-

You might be wondering about my blog’s unusual name. As well as being a play on my own surname, it is a reference to A Bit Off the Map, a short story collection written by my great-great-uncle Sir Angus Wilson, writer and Bletchley Park code-breaker.

Thank you for visiting my blog!



2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello,

    I nominated you for the Lieber Award. I love reading your blog – you are an inspiration M! It’s up to you to decide if you accept it or not…Liquid Marmalade x http://liquidmarmalade.wordpress.com/?p=1797&preview=true

  2. Thank you!

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