I’ve made this little film for you to put ‘me’ to my photos. >>>
I took up a camera, my dad’s SLR, when I was thirteen and so began my addictive film-habit. A camera has been my faithful companion through life since. Love at first click: part art, part science, all to tell a story. My style is classic, timeless and documentary in style- relaxed and spontaneous rather than posed and uptight.
For me it is a natural joy to photograph a wedding - the detail, emotion, connection. The beginning of a new family and a day of promise, joy and laughter. I seek out the nuance and the small things that give meaning to the big things - a squeeze of a hand, the expanse of a landscape with you all clustered small in the grand scale; the way your guests tear up with emotion- pride and then cry with laughter as the speeches progress. The games the kids are playing at adult-waist height, the the way the light falls through your dress, shadows on the ground. I see. My job is to watch, understand, absorb and reflect all that inside my camera.
In the rest of my life, you’ll find me out in the sea, grinning broadly or cajoling my two small children along the Prom of our seaside town. My mission this year is to surf every month of the year.