I’m one of the lucky few who can say they honestly love their job. Well, OK it’s fair to say I would have liked a little warning about the long hours and the early starts but I doubt that would have put me off!
After a degree at Teesside Poly I started working as an assistant for photographers like Peter Lavery, Geoff Smith, Mel Grundy, Brian Bane, Steve Ward and Jonathan Oakes before starting my own company in 1992.
Actually it’s not a job really, it’s a passion. Or possibly an addiction! A pursuit of perfection that begins with a blank piece of paper and a few scribbles but might start a thought process or a theme that gathers momentum and energy as it starts to roll and become an ad campaign or a new brochure style.
I’ve been working as a photographer for 26 years and seen photography change from an almost mysterious art, with slow but beautiful 10×8 cameras and smelly darkrooms, through to digital workflows with gigabytes, clipping paths and timeframes. I sometimes long for the ‘ching’ of a Polaroid back and the tactility of a 5×4″ transparency but my photographic style and knowledge improves with age!
Although I prefer to specialise in lifestyle, interiors and location work, I also shoot studio roomsets along with food & drink.
My aim is to create lasting and thought provoking results that challenge the accepted ways of marketing client’s brands and engage their audiences through emotion and reaction. By crafting photographs and films that touch people on a personal level, inspire change and encourage an intended thought process, I work with clients and their agencies to achieve desired targets and exceed expectations.
It’s a team effort and I’m lucky to work with some of the best in the business, and along the way we have some fun!
Drop me a line if you have a project to discuss or just fancy a good ol’ natter
to see my yacht photography please visit www.bigdog.media