Having worked in professional media production for more than 12 years, I have always been involved in creative projects, often with a strong technical aspect involved. Having delivered videos and live webcasts all over the world, I often found myself photographing the ‘behind-the-scenes’ at these events; be it the crew or the participants themselves, I was always enthusiastic about capturing those key moments that later on make us smile or cringe when that photo triggers the memory .
In some cases, my photos ended up being used in the event websites or as addendums on video DVDs, etc. In the last few years more friends and acquaintances have asked me to take photos...of their weddings, their children, themselves. Additionally, I have always been a bit of a tech-nerd and my collection of photographic equipment just kept growing. These factors led me to take on photography as a career, more so than just a passionate hobby.
Before the boom in DSLR cameras, I was immediately attracted to these cameras, offering up beautifully shallow ‘depth of field' and the cinematic video they offer. I completed a couple of courses, including that with the DSLR guru Philip Bloom and parallel to my video producer/director career I have developed my photography skills further and further by the best method: practise and experimentation. In 2012 one of the photos I took during the Olympic Games in London was selected by the London Living team for an exhibition in Getty Images, Stratford entitled 'London Life'.
I believe what offers me an edge is less so my technical skills, my array of lenses or my camera but my attitude towards photography, particularly event photography. A Performing Arts background means I am a pretty sociable person who loves interacting with people. I find this really helps, be it when getting a full brief from a client as to what they are after as well as on the day, when I must make the most of whatever I am there to photograph, be it a live music gig with thousands of people or a corporate press conference attended by only a couple of journalists.
I hope you like my portfolio on this website and I look forward to discussing your brief/idea with no commitment – just contact me!