Writing a bio for yourself always feels a little awkward. I will save you from the standard photographer profile written by me in third person. Let me start by saying that I am a loving partner to my girl first, a Dad second and photographer third. I have two awsome, noisy little boys with another on the way, woohoo.
Photos are important. I inherited my first slr from Dad when I was 14, a minolta x300. The world looked so timeless through the 3:2 frame with the black edges, I used to shoot everything. Dad never grumbled and always payed for the film and processing. I completed my formal photography studies at the Morningside college of art in 1996 with a Degree in Photography.
Why photography? I just loved the documentation process, the chemistry, the groovy equipment, watching an image appear in front of you, it was like magic.
How would I describe my portrait style? ...Intuitive, honest portraiture with a social documentary, fine art perspective specializing in natural light. Creating a visual story with a start, middle and an end, incorporating still life, landscape and abstract. I am looking for real moments, nothing else will do.
Why hire a Pro? A Pro is skilled, experienced and qualified. Photography is a trade, a skill which is fine tuned by years, decades, lifetimes of trial and error. You are always learning. If you strip away all the expensive equipment it comes back to a state of mind, a way looking at the world.
True photographers take their cameras everywhere, it’s an obligation to document the world. I turn 40 next year so I suppose I have had a camera in my hand for nearly 26 years, still have never dropped a lens or a body, touch wood.
I try to avoid manipulating the subject. If I could make myself invisible I would, but I can’t because I am 6ft4 so I do the best I can to remain subjective, at a distance where you can see the world honestly and with empathy without affecting the subject. You can see another side of my professional work here.
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