The Human Element
Whilst personal projects have covered most genres of photography, my passion has always been photographing people. Whether that’s portraits, events, performing arts or out on the street, the human element and capturing emotion or a moment has always been the essence of photography for me.
A documentary style of photogpraphy
My preference is very much to take candid photographs, that document a specific moment, feelings or human interaction, rather than taking traditional ‘posed’ shots (except of course when shooting portraits). I try as much as I can to become part of the environment, yet invisible to the subjects.
A client focused approach
I came into photography having already had a professional career in marketing and client services for 15 years. This exposure has given me the skills to be customer focused in the way I deliver my services to clients. Ultimately, I aim to package my photographic services as an efficient, fun and stress free experience, where the simplest things such as booking my time or ordering prints becomes a trouble free experience.
I shoot with a Fuji X series cameras. For non-photographers, these are classed as a compact system cameras; one that has all the performance of what’s typically perceived as a ‘professional’ DSLR camera but in a far more compact size.
…and why this matters to you
This is important as it allows me to be more discrete but still capture the images. Pointing a large camera at a person, particularly children, can be intimidating and a smaller set-up allows me to blend in to the surroundings, ultimately delivering more natural shots.