I have had an interest in photography for many years and can remember taking photographs in the ’80s.
I have continued to extend my knowledge and interest in photography and joined the British Academy of Photography in 2016. I graduated with my Diploma in Photography at the beginning of 2018.
I have learnt so much about the process of taking photos that I am enjoying extending my photographic scope, expanding my ideas and concepts.
After many years of being a Micro Four Thirds shooter I changed systems and now shoot with a Fuji X-T4 and X100T.
You may also see me out and about with my analogue collection which comprises a Yashica Electro 35 GX, Fujica GSW690 (Texas Leica), my Bronica ETRS or the Richomatic 225 TLR.
I also like to experiment with instant film and use a Polaroid SX-70 SONAR for these shots.
The camera is a tool to enable my creative output and I am always keen to use this to push my creativity as much as I can.
I don’t feel I have a specific subject I prefer to shoot, I tend to shoot whatever takes my fancy.
I am a fan of Ansel Adams, Martin Parr, Vivian Maier – all who have subconsciously had an effect on my work. They all illustrated the courage and a passion for their subjects and proven that anything is possible.
My photography enables me to emulate each of them. I have fun capturing the madness of modern life ala Parr, street photography and people portraits like Maier and Adams inspired landscapes.
Although I do not shoot professionally or commercially, I have completed several professional headshot shoots and am always willing to try my hand at anything new. If you’d like to give me a try, why not drop me a line!
Be sure to read my blog for updates, research, news, and photographic views.
I’ve also produced some books and zines (one of which was featured by Ted Forbes on the Art of Photography). “No Longer Ordinary” is a collection of street photography photos I shot that explore the world before the Coronavirus pandemic.
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