I’m an experienced professional photographer whose commissioned work focuses on shooting creative and natural-looking images of people, mainly for clients in the business and industrial sectors. Shot mainly on location but sometimes in the studio, my pictures are used to illustrate websites, branding toolkits, adverts, external and internal communications, and marketing and sales materials. Commissions often involve having to shoot not only portraits but also documentary images and details that illustrate a particular working environment – whether that place is a laboratory, a shipyard or a FTSE 100 boardroom. I’m genuinely interested in other people, and consistently get good results from staff working in a range of contexts, and at all levels. I regularly take pictures in both the UK and internationally, and am confident shooting with limited time, in more challenging conditions, and with or without direction. My aim with any job is always to produce images that not only offer a creative interpretation of the brief but also realise the client’s strategic objectives.
I also produce personal work, some of which ends up in exhibitions and, occasionally, a book. As with the commissioned work, these projects tend to focus on people, but not exclusively. I often find myself drawn to communities and collections, whether of ageing footballers, vintage stamps or the miniature inhabitants of the UK’s oldest model village; sports, colour and graphic detail are also common themes. Having started off as a documentary photographer, I’ve remained interested in shooting ‘real life’, but always, I hope, with a friendly eye.