Photography is very much my passion. I am now based in Suffolk and have been a commercial photographer for over 30 years and have thoroughly enjoyed poking my camera into other peoples business.
Businesses are made of people, the objects they make and the services they provide. I photograph the human side of business, the enthusiasm and skill, the deals and trade. Effective commercial photographs should resonate with their intended audience, provoking a spark of desire, recognition or understanding. Pictures speak louder than words.
Alfred Eisenstaedt, famous for his portraits of Marilyn Monroe, said “ It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter “. I couldn’t agree more. As infants, faces are the first thing we recognise. The eyes, being the window to the soul, are paramount. Still, portraying a person is often unpredictable, the best images coming from a lively relationship with the sitter – warm and cordial, distant and respectful. Only smile if you want to.
When photographing a home I recognise that architecture is an expression of ideas made into a structural reality. Interior design is a personal statement. Shapes and shadow, the overview and the detail. Then add the best available light possible .. daylight. I wholeheartedly compliment an incredibly talented cast of interior designers, decorators, cabinet makers, landscape gardeners to name a few but not forgetting the adventurous clients who allow it all to happen.
Attending weddings, I have the unique opportunities to photograph the ebb and flow of human interaction with the bonus of a finely dressed cast. I capture the peaks of the day and immortalise the defining moments. It’s my task to compose and structure the wedding photographs into a moving and engaging story. All brides are beautiful.
Challenging myself to exceed my previous work is the only way to be the best photographer I can be.