I am a self-taught photographer, primarily working in black and white, and have been mastering my art for over 25 years. I capture images with strong composition, light, tone, and personality. I endeavour to showcase images that will inspire and challenge the viewer towards seeing beyond the norm, with one creative manifesto in mind: ‘It’s not what you see, but how you see it.’
I have had a varied journey, beginning with art directing photographers on a range of diverse photo shoots during the late 80s into the 90s. This naturally led me to progress into photography, developing my own skills, shooting film, and eventually moving into the digital realm around 2005, which led to me taking on commissioned work and also getting a taste for travel, architectural, and portrait photography in my personal work. This gradually led to the evolution of my street & urban photography journey.
Street & urban photography for me is about capturing a moment where time, light, and composition are unified into bringing something striking and memorable to the eyes and soul. Nothing is planned, everything happens within a split second and will never be recreated, thus to an extent making it a unique moment. My styles vary in street photography between human-centric and more artistic, where shadow, shape, human factor, and light play a major part in producing something that I feel is appreciated more in print than on screen.
I am a monochrome photographer by nature, having honed my skills in shooting black and white film back in the day.
However, I still shoot colour and on occasions, this takes precedence over monochrome in genres such as travel photography or commissioned work.
My work has been featured in a number of magazines including What Digital Camera, F2 Freelance Photographer, The Photographic Angle and the official Fujifilm X-magazine website. I have also exhibited work at The London Photo Festival, The Greenwich Gallery, The Brick Lane Gallery, The Ideastore in London, The Athens Photo Festival and the Artist Open Houses, in Brighton.
I was a guest on The Fujicast podcast to talk about my street photography and my book The Isolated Streets. My talk is featured around 23mins 20secs into the podcast. The book is also featured on Creative Evangelist, Daniel Milnor's website.
In February 2021 I was announced as the UK winner of the Fujifilm X-series 10th anniversary photography competition organised by Fujifilm. The winning entry is below. I am humbled and honoured to have my image selected as the winning entry.