I love the process of ensnaring life’s little moments.
I seek to capture the true personality of my subjects and believe that in order to bring out that authentic character, people need to feel relaxed and happy.
In my book chilled out and happy people lead to better photography!
Whether it’s a wedding, event, project based shoot or family portrait photography, the ultimate challenge for me is to capture the very essence of what it is that is flowering before me. It is something I enjoy immensely.
I aim to capture the beautiful, the intriguing, the gritty, the fun, the moving, the abstract… The moment!
The characteristics of my photography are largely based around candid and reportage style shots. That said, the subject matter I tend to shoot from a personal point of view is quite broad. I’m interested in all aspects of life and culture, fascinated by a world that is ever changing.
My greatest dedication though, is to the photographing of people.
Portrait and reportage photography is exciting and hugely rewarding. I’m constantly searching to capture that perfect moment, whether it’s a glance, a mood, a colour, a smile or cry, or some beautiful madness unfolding out in front of me.
Although studio images can be very beautiful, I am also a great believer in getting the shot out in the real/natural world, using natural or available occurring light wherever and whenever possible. There are some amazing backdrops in this beautiful world, both urban and rural and it is my preferred approach to head out there and get the shots in those amazing places.
It is necessary at times for a little direction, that said, I do like to keep this to the bare minimum.
I like the subjects that I photograph to be relaxed and very much being themselves during the photo session. If we can have a little fun and joke along the way then all the better. This is when you see the true and natural characters appear in the images that I produce.
Informal and relaxed. Candid, reportage and documentary in style. This is probably the best way to describe my photography.