I’ve been a professional advertising photographer for nearly 30 years now, working nationally and internationally, in many different areas of photography and for many blue chip companies such as Unilever, Hilton International Hotels and Barker and Stonehouse.
I’m self-taught, starting way back in the 80’s. I bought my first camera, an Olympus OM10, and practised and practised. I was one of those fortunate beings who just had the ability to see how the light fell on a subject and record it on film.Through experimentation, and over the years, it’s enabled me to become a master of my craft. I’m very passionate about film it has soul, it’s not instant, it makes you think differently before you press the shutter. I love the characteristics and the tonal range of film. My passion developed in the darkroom once I learnt the basics I then went on to experiment. There is so much you can do with chemistry when developing your film, it’s mind blowing. My greatest addiction is the smell of fix it just makes me sigh and relax, my darkroom is my garden shed… my domain.
Being self-taught gave me no boundaries, no restrictions and a sense of freedom. It made me think differently and quickly having to solve problems there and then on the job which turned out to be a great advantage. I’ve worked with some of the industry’s most prestigious brands, Leica UK, Phase One, and am proud to be an Ilford Photo Artisan Partner.
Nowadays my passion is street photography and portraiture which I sometimes combine. I love to work with film especially black and white but I do work with digital too now and again, it’s just another medium to use to express myself.
I love people and especially passing on my skills learned over the last 30 years. It’s important to me to create the best environment for each person I teach to learn as I believe that feeling comfortable is so important to the development of each and every one of us.
If you have any questions or just want a chat send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call on +44 (0) 7454 286 443.