Whenever possible, I want to photograph you in an environment that says something about who you are, whether it's where you work, or play, or dream your dreams.
Making a portrait is a gentle process, and how it evolves depends a lot on you, the circumstances and the light. The most important thing is that you feel relaxed and enjoy the experience.
We begin by spending some time establishing a rapport - you'll then feel comfortable with me and with showing me a little of who you are. Children, of course, are always a delight as they're so good at just being themselves. We might experiment with different possibilities, but it's usually you who ends up deciding how you want to be seen.
I love live performance and really respect the people who have the courage to get up on stage and give it all they've got, whether it's dance, music or theatre.
The creative process takes many forms, but 'theatre' in the very widest sense and musical performance always excites and inspires me. I feel that there's something very special happening when people bare their souls in front of an audience and give it all they've got - something is being created out of nothing and we can't do better than that. With respect and admiration, I'm here to capture and document the person, the process and the performance.
Weddings are the ultimate celebration, which is why I've given them a section all of their own. in fact I have an entire website that is given over entirely to the super-important subject of your wedding!
Photographing events and celebrations is always fun because there's excitement in the air and everyone's having a good time. It's a privilege to be able to capture the magic of the moment and to produce photographs that will preserve it all for posterity.
York + Uni photography
I live near the University of York campus, so I have students all around me and the campus is part of my landscape. There are many opportunities for imaginative photography around the university, whether it's a student production in Central Hall or graduation celebrations down at the Law School.
I always bring a fresh pair of eyes, an original perspective, and a dose of creative ambition to every event. The key elements are always personal - whatever the nature of the occasion, it's the people involved who make it what it is.
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Fashion + style photography
To me, fashion should be about Girls Having Fun:- showing off the dress / the style / themselves. Most fashion photography that I see is just GRIM and I would really like more opportunities to produce pictures with people who look ALIVE and where they're actually ENJOYING themselves!.
I PHOTOGRAPH PEOPLE:- PEOPLE DANCING, ACTING, PLAYING, SINGING, PERFORMING, GETTING MARRIED OR JUST BEING THEMSELVES. I'M INTERESTED IN THE SPIRIT OF THE PERSON, THE PLACE AND THE OCCASION, SO I FOCUS ON PORTRAITURE, MUSIC AND THEATRE PERFORMANCE, PUBLIC EVENTS, STYLE AND FASHION, AND SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS.