Hello. I’m a commercial, location and architectural photographer based in Tyneside.
I work for the construction, design, tourism, retail, publishing, creative and industrial sectors,
producing striking and useful images tailored to each customers needs.
I've been in business since 1991 and a member of The Association of Photographers since 1994.
I work hard at each location to get the best from it, which involves planning as well as spontaneity plus the right social skills to make things happen on the shoot. Most of what I do is behind the scenes, getting that van moved, waiting for the right light and moment, picking up litter, moving furniture etc.
Location photography is more about problem solving than clicking the shutter, which is the easy bit
Some briefs are vague, some specific. Some deadlines are hours, some years.
The first step is to tell me what you want, why and when for.
So please, take a good look around and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to commission some work
I was born in Hartlepool and loved taking photos as a teenager, starting out shooting landscapes and urbanscapes in Teesside and the Lake District. After A levels and a year out working in Greece, I went to Plymouth College of Art and learned how to be a commercial photographer and specialised in my final two years in location and architecture.
After College I moved back to my native North East and set up in business with a 5x4 large format camera (the one you put a darkcloth over your head to use) and a Hasselblad in two huge cases. Back then, that kind of kit was necessary to shoot architecture. Nowadays of course it’s all digital and fits in a rucksack. While the kit has changed beyond recognition, the fundamentals of photography haven’t.
I have two teenage children and a dog. I play the piano, like to get out and about and enjoy comedy and culture.
See a list of clients here
Member of The Association of Photographers
European Architectural Photographer of the Year Finalist 2017, 2009, 2003, 1992
Shot Up North finalist 2011, 2009, 1998
Services, Kit, Qualifications :
National & Higher Diploma in Photography (Distinction)
CSCS construction site visitors card
CCNSG Safety Passport
Enhanced DBS clearance
£3m public & product liability insurance
Technical Environmental & Visual Impact Assessment, Historical Surveys and Archive knowledge and skills
Current version of Photoshop & Lightroom, MacPro, fully colour managed, off site data archive storage
Canon 5ds camera (50 megapixels) and Canon 6d camera (20 Mp)
Canon 24mm TSE L series / Canon 24-70mm L series / Canon 70-200mm L series / Sigma 50mm macro / Sigma 20mm f/1.8
Canon flashguns, Hedler HMI lighting, LED lighting, continuous flourescant studio lighting / Sekonic and Minolta light and colour meters / Canon remote triggers / Gitzo tripods and monopods / Lee Filter system
8 metre mast for elevated photos, or if you want to go even higher, I can team with a CAA Licensed Drone Pilot
solo exhibitions :
2009 Apollo Pavilion (Pasmore's Pavilion)
2007 Tyneside Cinema (refubishment programme)
2006 Northern Stage (The Next Stage)
2001 Side Gallery (Farewell Squalor)
1997 British Council Touring (Building Sites)
1994 RIBA Northern Office (A Light & a Wall)