Hi – it’s always interesting to read these personal bio’s! I’m a husband, father, photographer and fundraiser that failed art at school but has since spent the last 8 years trying hard to find the inner artist. Photography is my medium of choice!
I have had a long interest in creating images – my first camera, that I can remember, was a Kodak Disc camera that my parents bought me when I was about 7 years old. Strangely I still have it – though like film in general these days, you can’t buy the cartridges any more! About 7 years ago I met Joe Cornish, in what was to become, for me, a pivotal moment. I had just bought my first Digital SLR (a Canon D60) and for some unknown reason I decide to go on a weekend course at Ravenscar, on the North East coast of the UK. I only had the briefest knowledge of Joe but I knew that I had a passion for the landscape.What was most intriguing about that meeting was the camera he uses. Photographers, much like anyone who has an enjoyment in life, love ‘gear’ and the Ebony 5×4 wooden filed camera he was using was something else. It seemed so old fashioned but just looking at the ground-glass screen, gave such greater homage to the landscape that an image was being taken of. Needless to say I moved straight from Digital to Large Format for my landscape work and most of the images on this site use this format.
My involvement in Events and Wedding photography came really out of the fun that I have in making images.
I wanted to carry on ‘taking pictures’ when I didn’t have time to trek out into the landscape. I started to take the pictures at The MoonWalk a wonderful challenge run by Walk the Walk that raise money for breast cancer causes. Being in the centre of 15,000 women all revved up to take part in a marathon, quickly teaches you the skills you need to create whilst under pressure. Moving into weddings seemed like a natural process and whilst some photographers actively avoid weddings, I thoroughly enjoy them (you can read more about my wedding work here!)I hope you enjoy this site and please feel free to drop me a line!
And if you are a photographer, here’s what gear I use