What is your background and how did you get into photography?
My interest in photography initially started around 2008 just as a recreational hobby whilst I was studying as an actor in Los Angeles. I was asked for help by a desperate friend in her need for a new headshot on a budget. The results were good enough that I was then recommended via word of mouth to other working actors in need of headshots. When I moved back to the UK, my photography interests went further into theatre with theatre promotions and production shots. All the time honing my craft as I went along; I found a studio 8 years ago and began studying the art of lighting, studio work and developing my photoshop skills. At this point I was exposing myself to all different genres of photography within the promotional world.
What is your experience in the field and who have been some of your clients?
I've been lucky enough to have had lots of experience including various entertainment production companies; Selladoor Worldwide, Raymond Gubbay Ltd, Michael Quinn Productions, regional theatres such as Southwark Playhouse, Kings Head Theatre and The Other Palace. As well as marketing companies; JHI Marketing and I AM Marketing. I've worked on commercial campaigns for Freed of London, London Studio Centre, London Transport Museum and Laines Theatre Arts. Published work in Attitude, Gay Times and QX Magazine. I have also had corporate experience working under Rutland Partners management with various clients ranging from Pizza Hut, Aston Barclay, HCC Canning and Young Minds charity.
Can you describe your style of photography?
I believe my photography is clean, dynamic and brings a sense of energy to the photo. I like to play with contrast and shadows utilising my extensive knowledge of studio lighting. My style ranges from high concept artwork to natural/everyday imagery. I'm always looking for the subject to be engaging, in telling a story through the photo. Nevertheless I feel comfortable enough to adapt to different styles as required by the client.
What is your approach to your shoot?
The first thing I will do is have a consultation with the client and we will decide upon the direction we are going. I like to research further into the style and subject matter. If i am shooting for theatre productions, I like to go and watch the piece or read the script ahead of the shoot. I bring a friendly, driven and positive attitude to my working environment. I can think on my feet and work well to particular time constraints. I have strong attention to detail and work hard to deliver a brief to its entirety.