As a photographer my favourite subject is never myself so I’ll talk about my photography…and in real life I do actually smile sometimes!
I first started taking photographs in the Royal Marines. Rather than be part of the events that I was witnessing, I wanted to document them – the camera offered me this opportunity. In 2002 I retrained as a photographer at the University of Westminster, London and after graduating with a MA in Photojournalism, I worked for Reuters for three years.
I now live near the beautiful north coast of Cornwall and my photography takes me all over the world. I am lucky to have a variety of clients and a variety of work. Many photographers focus on one area while I thrive on the variety that my work offers: weddings, commercial, family and photojournalism photography. What links this diverse work is my photojournalistic style; photographing moments as they actually happen rather than staging or setting up something artificial.
Blending into the background whilst the bride and bridesmaids giggle, running up Welsh mountains, charging after busy toddlers, discovering remote beaches, testing boundaries in conflict zones, reassuring the best man and groom at the altar, documenting tiny babies on special care baby units, getting ‘that’ photo for every client.
I tell stories with images whatever the environment, photographing events as they happen, unobtrusively capturing unique and natural moments. This variety, keeps my mind alive and my photography fresh, interesting and different.
“Photographs are fantastic – thank you. I’m sure everyone says the same but it is truly amazing how much you miss and how much the wedding photographs give you back the day again, from someone else’s perspective. Giving you so many moments you’d forgotten. As far as the day is concerned you were professionalism personified, with plenty of humour, required military control and fun thrown in to make it an absolute pleasure to have you with us. So many people have commented on how good you were and how much fun – the ladies seem to have a soft spot and the guys appreciated the humour!”
I look forward to hearing from you.