(Me – dragged into wedding Photo Booth selfie)
I hate talking about myself – so this is a tough one – but here goes…
Photography started for me when I borrowed a camera from my old man to do an O-level in photography to pad out my timetable whilst doing my A-levels. I loved it – within 6 months I was shooting for the local newspapers and that was the die cast… Of course in my early years it was all about anything other than weddings…how that has changed!
Having a camera in my hand has taken me to some pretty cool places and let me meet some amazing folk or is it amazing folk and cool places?
What about away from the camera? (not that I’m every really away from the camera)
I live in the beautiful fishing village of Whitehills in the north east of Scotland with my lovely wife Liz and our two kids – Will and Anna. Living by the sea I manage to spend some time on the beach nearly every day – my favourite place is anywhere the land and sea meet. I’m lucky that i get to spend time with my kids watching (and documenting) them grow up – in fact I’m typing this at Transition Extreme in Aberdeen while Will is having a BMX lesson.
I’ve been documenting what goes on around me, both personally and professionally, for over 20 years now and find it more exciting every year. What could be more exciting than real life? This year I’ve been shooting a 365 project, which has been a challenge albeit a really enjoyable one; giving me an excuse to nip to a beach every day – have a look at my instagram to follow that. I also take more than a few photographs of my kids as they are moving through their lives – its been the most amazing thing to be part of and to watch. Have a look here if that interests you.
Specialising in Documentary Wedding and Portrait Photography with a bit of Landscape and Commercial work in the mix as well. I photograph throughout UK.(And have shot weddings overseas)
My personal work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and several UK stock photo libraries hold my images. I also run an annual documentary photography workshop with three of my peers.
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” Elliot Erwitt
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” Aaron Siskind
“Look, I’m not an intellectual – I just take pictures.” Helmut Newton