In 2006 I graduated in graphic design at Cumbria Institute of the Arts. Throughout my time at university studying graphic design, my creative work was influenced by my photography imagery and vice versa. The same basic laws of each principle has influenced my photography work and this has continued throughout my career as a travel photographer.
As a travel photographer I get to visit some wonderful places that influence not only my work but my love for photography. Going back to the same city or beach on a different day or time of year allows me to see it from a different perspective and create a completely new picture. It could be the colours or a new angle that makes the composition stir an emotion that I hope will make the viewer want to visit that destination.
I love to involve myself in the local culture. Blending in with my surroundings and trying new experiences gives me a child like view on my situation and surroundings. It’s surprising how welcoming people can be when you are polite, happy and inquisitive. One of my mottos is ‘if you don’t ask, you don’t get’.
As a travel photographer I can’t carry a lot of equipment, so the creative challenge is in working only with the available light. My images might be created in an instant where I get lucky with my subject matter or I might have to wait for hours to get the right shot. Either way my excitement about composition, colour, shapes, line and form brings an energy to my images that I hope people can connect with.
If you have any questions about the work on this website or for any commissions, then please don’t hesitate to contact me.