ABOUT

I was taught photography at school, I remember my first lesson well, we had to make a pinhole camera, I made mine out of an old tin of Bird's custard powder. On a bright sunny day I pointed my ‘camera’ at a Mini in the school car park. Fifteen minutes later, sloshing about under the glow of the red safelight, an image appeared - I could see every blade of grass and detail on the car - the number plate, the lines on the bodywork, and all had taken on a spherical fisheye effect as the paper negative curled around the inside of the tin. It seemed like a touch of magic - a sleight of science and nature that enabled time and light to creep through a tiny hole and form an image.

Age 12 with my first camera, a Yashica Electro 35, at Caernarfon Castle. 

Some years later working with a large format studio camera.

It was clear from an early age that I had an aptitude for the medium, and whilst at school I won several Ilford photographic awards. Following school, I gained a place at Napier College in Edinburgh. Graduating in 1989 with a BA in Photographic Studies I went to assist several professional photographers in Manchester, I then set up my own commercial studio. Throughout my commercial life I have worked on brochures and ad campaigns for a wide variety of clients, many of which have taken me on assignments all over the world; most notably for outdoor clothing brands such as Sprayway and Berghaus. It was whilst shooting for Sprayway that my work was recognised and I was awarded the Observer Outdoor Photographer of the Year. Other accolades since then have seen my work feature in The Sunday Times Landscape Photographer of the Year and the Travel Photographer of the Year. My series 24hrs from Land’s End won the fine art series category in the One Eyeland Photography Awards.

I learnt my craft on film, and with over 25 years of professional experience I am proficient in all formats from 35mm to 10x8 inch plate cameras. Today I shoot my commercial work using high-end digital cameras, but for enjoyment and engagement with the process, I have returned to shooting some of my own projects on film.

Working from my studio in Didsbury, a typical week will see me divide my time between commissioned and non-commissioned projects, with one area of work supporting the other.

Prints can be purchased directly from my online gallery here, but drop me a line if you can’t find what you’re looking for, as not all of my work is listed online. And if you’d like to talk to me about creating new and original images for your business or organisation, you can contact me by email here, or by phone, 07710 030 877, as I’m always interested in talking to people about new projects and any aspect of my work.

A replica of the pinhole camera I made at school.


EXHIBITIONS

AAF, London 2016, 2017
Decorex, London 2016
The Other Art Fair, London 2014 - 2018
Luminaire Arts, London 2016
The Other Art Fair, Bristol 2015
The Portico, Manchester 2015
National Theatre, London 2013
Napier University, Edinburgh 2012
The White Gallery, Bollington 2011
Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog 2010
The Art Gallery, Shrewsbury School 2010
AAF, London 2010
AAF, London 2008
Sheridan Russell Gallery, London 2008
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