It isn't about saying how wonderful I think my photographs are - hopefully they speak for themselves, my aim is to entertain and inspire. If I can fire your imagination, whet your appetite and keep your attention drawn to my collection of pictures for a few seconds then I have succeeded. A good photograph should tip you off your comfortable perch, stir up your notions of safety, and make you dizzy...
Doing photographic things purposefully is my reward. Tenacity runs alongside creativity in my photographic world. A keen sharp-eyed approach fosters sensual, evocative and thought provoking images. A wicked and irreverent handling of a subject can often bring a wry smile to a spectator - for me a result. And with models on set I watch them carefully, what you mistook for vacancy is in fact passion; a carefully directed emotion surrendered and captured in a moment.
If I have a style, I am not aware of it. A thematic perspective is never far away while I shake off constraints of convention I never flinch from breaking rules and custom. In making photographs I'm absorbed with the completeness of the process, the surroundings and subject, merely fulfilling a role of exposing the experience.
Art nude photography is also part of my photographic passion, and by way of definition and explanation these words of Michelangelo resonate well. "What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognise the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed". If anyone visiting this site is offended by nakedness, you should leave now. But please tell your friends and anyone else you know who appreciates photography.
Art is subjective. You're not supposed to like everything yet if you do - that's OK.
"Photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place.
I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them."
Elliott Erwitt photographer 1928-
Creative Photographic Collaboration
I am open to all kinds of collaborations. If my past work speaks to you and you would like to discuss the possibility of us joining forces on a creative project of some kind, you are very welcome to get in touch. Similarly, if you have a query regarding my availability, the licensing of images, you'd like to acquire a print or you would simply like to initiate a conversation, dialogue often initiates some wonderful opportunities, feel free to drop me a line.
If you'd like to model for me simply email me. I don't bite, and will always respond kindly, politely, and quickly.
It is necessity that from time to time I undertake assignments which can be varied. If you have a specific idea or project or then email your requirements giving details and timescale. N.B. I DO NOT UNDERTAKE WEDDING, CHILDREN OR PET PHOTOGRAPHY.
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