About - Linda McManus

I have 20+ years experience in photographing interiors and architecture. Images have been featured in "Hearth and Home", "The New York Times",   "Wall Street Journal", "Leading Estates of the World" and most recently "Backyard Treehouses."

My clients include real estate brokers, commercial brokers, builders, architectural firms, interior designers, granite and marble manufacturers and hotel and the hotel and hospitality industry. I am based in Bucks County, PA. I also travel to NY and resort destinations, most recently Tulum, Mexico.

I graduated with a BFA, concentration in photography from Arcadia University. After graduating, I assisted various commercial photographers in Philadelphia, learning color theory and studio lighting. I then went on to work as a lead photographer for a broker in Bucks County, photographing luxury real estate. 

A position as set stylist for QVC led to a position as head photographer for their digital studio. We photographed all on air products for QVC.com. I learned very quickly the ins and outs of television production. This came in handy for my freelance gig for the DIY network's "Stone House Revival". Stone House's production company hired me to photograph some step by step instructional photographs for a blog to accompany the show. 

I absolutely love what I do and really enjoy the diversity photography offers.  My first love will always be fine art photography and photographing historic farmhouses. I also enjoy the juxta-position of a sleek, contemporary modern building.  I like to get creative with spaces and not just capture the overall shots, but also the smaller nuances that form the property's individual character.

My approach is laid back and I always strive to connect with my clients.  I like to keep things light and may be described as "sarcastically witty", guilty as charged! Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my work. If you'd like to collaborate on a project, I look forward to hearing from you.

History Attic Research

The idea behind History Attic began as a college thesis project. Since then, my sister Chris and I have been researching the lineage of homes in Chester, Montgomery, and Bucks Counties in Pennsylvania. As sisters, we bring our own sense of family to finding the stories of the generations who have left their mark on our historic structures. We also blend our skills and background in research with an artist's eye for detail to give you a one of a kind story of your home. ​ We had the incredible opportunity to lend our skills to the DIY show "Stone House Revival." Our friend Jeff Devlin asked for our help uncovering the story of 1700's tavern in Lancaster. We were even featured in the episode! A crazy and fun experience to say the least!

We have always loved old buildings. We grew up in a 100 year old suburb steeped in the values of community, family, and legacies. Buildings, and especially homes, are a legacy from the people that lived in the past, and we believe those buildings deserve our respect. Houses reflect the stories of the families that have called it home, and we are committed to uncovering those stories. ​ ​Please visit www.historyatticresearch.com to learn more.

Giving Back

I am also a huge advocate of paying it forward and have donated my time to photograph charitable events for organizations including the Bucks County Designer House, Bucks County SPCA, Kelly Anne Dolan Fund and the Gia Nicole Angel Foundation and the LLS Foundation.

Awards and Affiliations

Licensed Artwork

When I'm not photographing architecture and interiors, I'm working on my fine art and commercial work. When my oldest was born, I submitted an image of his face smothered in red lipstick kisses. It was published and sold as a blank greeting card at major retailers nationally. A decade of licensing deals followed, my collections of art work have been applied to greeting cards, framed art and other home decor products and sold worldwide; namely Target and Carlton Cards, home shopping catalogs such as Country House and Sturbridge Yankee, and on-line.

Fine Art Photography

Black and White fine art photography will forever be my first love and remains my passion. My subject matter varies, but trees, antique door knobs and historic homes gain most of my "focus", pun intended! My work has been shown at some local craft fairs and community art shows. Most recently at the Pennsylvania Center for Photography.

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