I’ve spent most of my life making photographs, mainly to help me remember details of what I’ve seen when they would otherwise have disappeared from my memory.
My interest in photography began as a child with a plastic camera and grew into a passion when I discovered the magic of developing and printing from black and white film. Over time, advances in technology have changed the processes I follow but the art, science and practice of recording with light continues to fascinate me.
After 25 years as a video producer and director I switched careers to follow my ambition to become a freelance photographer and now specialise in portraiture but my personal projects also include architectural and social documentary photography. I mostly use two Canon 5D Mk III bodies with a range of L-series lenses from 16mm to 400mm, as well as Canon, Elinchrom and Lastolite studio and location flash equipment where necessary.
From time to time I exhibit images to gather critical feedback and to try to inspire others to look more closely at our world and people around us.
On occasion I continue to produce and direct video and audio content for corporate clients.
I currently live in Essex but I work mostly in London and often travel on assignments internationally.
I have Public Liability cover of £2,000,000 and Professional Indemnity cover of £75,000.
Open Photography Limited is private company number 7530406 registered at Companies House.