By the age of 12 I knew I wanted to be a Photographer, nothing else interested me. When I was around 16 years old I started spending my Saturdays and spare time working in a wedding and portrait studio. I wasn’t getting paid but just being in and around that environment was worth more than money. Plus I knew my mother would feed me! They must have seen something in me, after a few months I was offered a job which I said yes to without hesitation. Just as well, academically I was probably never going to amount to much anyway. Pictures always spoke more to me than words.
Sadly, about three years later, the owner of the business passed away leaving his daughter to run the business. At this point I became the main portrait photographer which was a lot of responsibility at a tender age. I had a lot of growing up to do and fast. But I loved the buzz of being a fully-fledged photographer. It’s funny how quickly you can mature and adapt when you absolutely must. Several years down the road I had my own successful wedding & portrait studio winning many awards. These included 5 Kodak European Gold Awards and the British Institute of Professional Photography Portrait Photographer of the Year to name a few.
Fast forward to today…
I’m a Commercial and Fine Art Photographer. The Commercial side of my business challenges me every day and the variety keeps me fresh and focused. My Fine Art is an indulgence but it’s something I need to do, it’s something I have always done. It allows me the freedom to be creative and freely express my vision. And it’s a true honour and privilege when others like that vision and proudly display my work in their homes. Now you know a little bit about me, I’d like to know a little about you, don’t be shy, get in touch.