I have always been fascinated by portraits because in their way they begin to tell us a story. This is what drives my photography; stories.
I try to portray a sitter in a way that is positive and maintains their dignity capturing them in image in such a way that makes them feel good about themselves.
My aim is simplicity and a relaxed engagement. I am not one to over engineer unless my client is looking for something specific. If I have a style I’d probably say minimal and uncluttered so we see perhaps a moment of contemplation, maybe an emotion in the eyes of the sitter. That is what I try to achieve, to create an emotional connection between the sitter and the viewer. Whilst I am always open to suggestions and input from clients I prefer to use my own signature style.
I choose to do little or no post-process, such as Photoshop, ensuring that a true representation is captured. I shoot very quickly and set up is minimal. Some of my favourite portraits have been taken in minutes.
I live in the Midlands, UK, have shot all over the world and I am always open to private commissions where my rates are very reasonable.