My interest in photography began with the birth of my first child. I was keen to learn how to capture studio-like images of my growing family so I bought my first digital SLR camera and set about learning how to use it. I soon discovered a wealth of knowledge and resources online which both taught and inspired me. Over the following years my desire to keep learning and improving has helped transform a passing interest into a serious passion, enabling me to create images I am proud to share.
As I developed my photography my areas of interest broadened; each offers its own challenges and rewards. Certainly the breadth of skills required to shoot them has helped me grow as a photographer. I believe there is always something new to learn so am always on the lookout for new techniques and subject matter.
I am currently looking to broaden my Portraiture and Still Life portfolios. You may have noticed the selection of models in my portrait gallery is somewhat limited to my two children. As you will notice on my Contact page I am looking for people who are willing to give some of their time in exchange for high-res copies of a selection of the final images. If you’re looking for some new profile, portrait or lifestyle shots this mutually beneficial deal may well appeal. I get the chance to refine my skills and you get some great images to keep and share. Get in touch if you’re interested!
I am also focusing on Still life at the moment as it is compatible with my current lifestyle and I can easily manage my spare time at home accordingly. Projects can set up, adjusted, left and returned to as and when time allows. I have recently become fascinated in the precision and attention to detail of product photography. Having recently been asked to take some product shots at work it also provides the chance to practice.
During the working week I enjoy a thoroughly engaging role in IT Support for an innovative engineering company in the safety industry. In this role I am lucky enough to use my photography and videography skills from time to time. I am also an accomplished musician and songwriter. Once my primary pastime, my music has taken a back seat in recent years due to the time constraints of full time employment, a young family and my current focus on photography. I hope in due course to find the time to get practicing, recording and performing again.
I am publishing my work in part as a personal incentive to keep creating more images and expanding my portfolio. I intend to release regular new content so hope you check back regularly, or follow my Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts for updates one what projects I am working on.
If you have any comments or suggestions please Get In Touch, I would love to hear from you!