There is a photograph of me when I was a small child playing with my favourite toy, it was a Box Brownie camera. Photography has been a part of me as long as I can remember, even through my school years when I was so enthralled by it I started a camera club. I was hooked by this magical subject, not only taking pictures but processing film and making prints. The sheer amazement of a black and white print developing before your eyes in the darkroom, it was like seeing for the first time over and over!
I went on to study Graphic Design, Colour, and Photography. I further trained and assisted in busy advertising studios in the north of England.
I worked closely for several years with a hugely experienced and renowned food, silverware and cutlery photographer, where I quickly learned a lifetime of specialist photographic knowledge before managing several studios. Eventually setting up my own photography business, I quickly gained a reputation for shooting considerably difficult subjects like silverware, jewellery and glass, as well as food & drink. Now I live and work from my rural studio location creating images for stock and advertising.
I love to get creative with the whole image making process. Shooting mostly hi-end digital imagery with my Hasselblad or faithful Sinar 5×4″ monorail camera, complimented by my incredibly reliable Broncolor lighting equipment.
My stock photography work has been active around most of the globe for 15 years or so. I’m continuously pushing new style boundries to keep ahead whilst at the core of my work remains the high quality my images have become noted for.
Post production is vital to my work and I like to handle almost every aspect of image retouching and manipulation personally. This is an area that I especially love to work in. Fine attention to detail complimenting what I hope to be exceptional image captures.