ABOUT ME – Turning a passion into a business
Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at my work. I hope you enjoy looking at the photographs as much as I have enjoyed taking them. Here is a little bit about me.
Like many others, who have developed what is a passion into a business, it seemed the most natural step to turn photography into a central part of what I do. It had become such an integral part of the way I worked and the way I spent my time that I reached the point where I realised that I didn’t want to put my camera down.
My Dad brought me my first Nikon camera when I was fifteen and I would take it to school to photograph my classmates, returning to his design studio to develop and print the black and white images. I realised then that I love people’s faces and the connection that takes place between photographer and subject when the shutter opens and closes. In that moment everything else is out of the frame. As a naturally shy teenager, this was something wonderful.
I still strive to create connection in photographs between myself and the people I photograph and also between the people within the pictures. There is something honest and easy about it, which I love and this can only be done, by creating a relaxed rapport with you. Conversly, I also enjoy a sense of voyeurism in the images I take. To capture someone in a reflective and soulful way, less aware of the camera is something I find really beautiful. You will see both of these elements when looking through my portfolio.
When I photograph you I am looking to create images that both stand alone as art pieces and also form part of a story, and I structure the shoots to encompass this approach. My fine art background heavily influences the way I see light, colour & composition and my main motivation is to create a truly beautiful image with you as the subject. Years of experience in photographic editing help me to create a beautiful finish to your images in post production, that give them a highly professional look often found in magazines.
I believe that images which take time to make deserve to be printed out and for this reason I provide them in the form of beautiful desk pieces, wall pieces and fine art albums, allowing them to be enjoyed and passed down for years to come.
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