Biography

I have been involved with photography since the age of 13 when I was given my first SLR film camera. Since then it has been a lifelong passion, hobby and now career. I initially focussed almost exclusively on monochrome fine art landscape, architecture and cityscapes. More recently however I have been experimenting with cinematic street photography in colour.

My photography has been strongly influenced by working within the design industry. In design, you learn to recognise the importance of simplicity when creating drama in order to elicit an emotional response. My recent landscape work following numerous trips to Iceland was well received with several images winning a number of awards. Following my Iceland trips, I have recently formed a working relationship with the Royal Photographic Society and deliver both online lectures as well as leading a number of their landscape group workshops.

Although I tend to focus on landscapes, cityscapes and architecture, I have also returned to street photography. Living in a city such as London, the interplay of a large multi-cultural urban environment and its inhabitants provides a rich tapestry of subject matter.

In addition, I have recently embarked on a number of personal street photography projects. I am looking to explore the contradictions of living in a major metropolis. As part of this project, I am exploring the ways in which urban environments impact the shadows, silhouettes and reflections we encounter in our streets and public spaces. Finally, I am looking at how architectural design in our cities imposes an informal geometry on our lives.

Outside of photography, I have a background in health psychology and marketing and I am a strong advocate for the importance of storytelling in photography. Although there is a belief that the image itself should communicate the story, I believe that more often than not, an understanding of the context of the photograph and the reasons behind its capture provide a richer experience for the viewer. The capture stories section included in this website, are intended to go some way towards building my own photographic story.

 

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