I am a professional photographer based in Wolverhampton, West Midlands. Originally from Lichfield, Staffordshire, I have had an interest in photography from a young age. I have very fond memories of Saturday nights as a child, sitting in the darkened living room being allowed to stay up late, viewing slides of family holidays, most of which were in Scotland, taken by my Dad. If we were ‘lucky’, sometimes he’d get some of my Grandad’s slides out too!
Looking back, seeing the resolution of a slide transparency on a large screen had a profound effect on me. I loved the clarity, the colours and vibrance of all the images I saw. Even these days with 40-odd megapixel cameras, I still don’t think you can beat a good old slide show! That was what inspired me to become interested in photography.
My Father has been a great influence on me in many ways including sharing his love of Formula One, airshows, airband radio and photography. Although I had a compact camera for many years, it wasn’t until 1998 when my parents bought me my first SLR that I took a real interest in photography. Since then I have owned a number of film and DLSR cameras. My current kit consists of Canon 5D MkIII and 40D bodies, plus Canon 300mm, 70-200mm, 100-400mm and 24-105mm lenses and Sigma 10-20mm, 28mm and 50mm lenses. I am also a member of the Canon Professional Services network.
My photographic interests include aviation (both airshows and low-level flying), motorsport, landscapes, wedding and events, nature and HDR photography. In the last few years I’ve provided images to teams and numerous media outlets in the field of motorsport. I am always on the lookout for a different take on an image as I find I can never be content for long! I find pleasure in photographing the most mundane of objects and making them interesting!
Other interests include motorsport, walking, cycling and looking after a menagerie of animals! I am a fan of old comedies and people often joke that I was born in the wrong era seeing as my comedy heroes are people like Tony Hancock, Morecambe and Wise and The Two Ronnies. My other great passion aside from photography is music. I have a very eclectic collection including many rare LPs and CDs and I have an interest in pretty much every genre of music – I am a very valuable asset at a pub music quiz! My dream, along with my wife Laura, is to own a house in the country where I can do photography full-time and Laura can do something with animals….we can but dream!
When I am not out taking photographs, I work in the IT sector in Birmingham. Until May 2016, I was working part-time as a manager at The Lichfield Garrick Theatre. It was a great job, getting right behind the scenes and working with some great names albeit mostly from years gone by!
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