I’m an artist at heart. I’ve been photographing for 30 years now, 40 if you include the Polaroid I used as a boy.
Portraiture and emotional photography are my favourite genres, I’m proficient and I pay high attention to detail – I can spend ages getting things just right.
I like to collaborate, models, makeup and hair artists and stylists regardless of experience have great ideas, it’s fantastic input and I’ve had lots of “crazy ideas” turn out better than the original plan.
I also do stage, street and event work, anywhere there are people.
I do a bit of festival and charitable work, I was Official Photographer of the 2011 Mardi Gras, Winter Magic Festival, etc.
I have a standard bio I use at exhibitions:
While photographing the architecture of heavy industry through to the landscapes of China I always had a love of images of people, there is an honesty in a them. The landscape and architecture field is filled with panoramas and dynamic images, they are very beautiful, but I don’t find them engaging. There is something compelling about in an image of a person caught ‘just so’.
I am lucky to have have been a photographer for 3 decades and I prefer capturing images of people to anything else.
Photographing the nude is demanding; composition and light must both be right before you capture the image. It is an unforgiving subject and a wonderful challenge.