Portraits, Lifestyle and Events

"In the studio, the photographer is in control. Out there on the streets, you rely more on experience, good luck and instincts"...RW

My daughter Abi
My daughter Abi

Front page for Bow International magazine

Off the rails
Off the rails

My beautiful daughter Abi modelling

Street Knight
Street Knight

Re-enactment of a Tudar battle in Stratford upon Avon

Andy Powell
Andy Powell

Well known front man for Wishbone Ash

Shakespearience actor
Shakespearience actor

Alternative Richard III in Stratford upon Avon

Sue
Sue

The Gothic look

Bearded laugh
Bearded laugh

A decorator and great character I met in the streets

Cool in Siena
Cool in Siena

Caught this guy relaxing in a Siena Ristorante

Rock guitarist
Rock guitarist

2008 - Battle of the bands, Cox's Yard, Stratford upon Avon

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There is one photographer who I particularly admire...Steve McCurry the American photojournalist best known for his photograph 'Afghan Girl' which originally appeared in National Geographic magazine. Steve's images, particularly his portaits, often shot in arduous situations, have all the emotional elements that demand attention.....time and time again! 

 

With my own portrait photography, I also try to go deeper below the surface and define character as well as emotions...this is an instinctive reaction. For me, there is far more beauty around us in the world than the media sometimes portrays. Much of this beauty shines out of people. All it needs is observation, patience and curiosity.  

 

Another photographer that has inspired me over the years is Don McCullin, the well known war photo journalist. For me, his work in Biafra, the Middle East and Vietnam was a life changer. Like Robert Capa before him, on the beaches of Normandy in World War II, here was a photographer who wasn't afraid to show the world how it really was. And yet, the remarkable thing is that despite great personal danger, he managed to find truly powerful images that may help trigger the quest for ending conflict.

 

​Please contact me if you would like to have photographs of family groups, portraits or special occasions such as anniversaries, christenings, birthdays or graduations. I also take photos of pets, so long as they don't try to eat me!

 

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