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.

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.

Alongside my commercial work my passion, enthusiasm and fascination for the medium has never diminished and I have continued to express my vision and creativity through ongoing personal projects. The advent of high quality digital imaging has enabled me to immerse myself further into these projects, with a heightened sense of refinement and creativity that was hitherto not possible - this in turn has enabled me to exhibit and sell my work as limited edition fine art prints.

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. I am naturally curious and instinctively drawn to a wide variety of subjects; from delicate studio still life to live action on location, but whether I’m looking for that spontaneous 1/60 of a second, or spending many hours constructing a still life - it is all about using time, light, space and colour to capture the moment and convey an emotion or feeling.

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.

EXHIBITIONS

AAF, London 2016, 2017
Decorex, London 2016
The Other Art Fair, London 2014 - 2017
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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