Biography

Photography has entranced me since the age of 13 when given my first SLR film camera. Since that moment, it has been a lifelong passion, hobby and now career. Initially, I focussed almost exclusively on monochrome – fine art landscapes, architecture and cityscapes. More recently, I have been experimenting with colour and cinematic street photography.

My photography is strongly influenced by my experience of working within the design and advertising industry. In a competitive creative industry, you quickly learn to recognise the importance of simplicity to create drama to elicit an emotional response. My recent landscape work following numerous trips to Iceland was well received with numerous images winning awards. Following my Iceland trips, I have recently formed a working relationship with the Royal Photographic Society and regularly  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 recently returned to street photography. Living in a city like London, the interplay of a large multi-cultural urban environment and its inhabitants provides a rich tapestry of subject matter.

I order to broaden my street photography portfolio,  I have recently embarked on a number of personal street photography projects. 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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