I have been passionate about photography for most of my adult life having discovered it while working on an early assignment for my design & technology degree back in 1997. My photographic development began with taking images of product models I had made for my degree projects and subsequently for many of my fellow colleagues. It was not long before the landscape and countryside of the United Kingdom lured the gaze of my lens and I began to take landscape photography more seriously.
It was the general acceptance of digital imaging in the early part of the 21st century that revolutionised photography for me. A boost in image quality with the onset of affordable digital SLR cameras was coupled by the ability to experiment with new techniques and disciplines and get instant feedback. The skills I had already acquired in Photoshop while at university meant I was already able to extract a great deal of quality from the digital camera. My first all digital trip was back in 2005 when I spent three months travelling around Canada, this was a turning point in my photographic life as I had the time to further develop my own style and workflows. It was, of course aided by being in some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the northern hemisphere.
Since my return I have been working professionally as a photographer as well as a feasibility designer at a large architectural practice in London. It has been this combination of work that has sparked my passion for architectural photography. Working in the architectural profession has given me a great deal of insight into the process of designing and building a variety of building types from commercial to residential and also large scale master plans. I have channelled this into developing my architectural photography to a high level and believe I am ideally placed to deliver the kind of images that show off a scheme to its best effect, revealing not only the huge amount of thought, planning and detail design that has gone into it but also its integration to the surrounding landscape.
One of the wonderful consequences of architectural photography is that it forces you to be totally precise and methodical in your approach to image making. The net effect of this of this is that you apply this precision to all aspects of image making. For me this has resulted in something of a Renaissance in my landscape photography and I feel that I have produced some of the best landscape images of my photographic career since architecture became the mainstay of my photography. Correction of perspective distortion has become instinctive and this has also allowed me to use intentional distortion as a powerful visual aid with a great level of precision.
I hope you enjoy the site, especially the gallery sections.