My photographic imagery captures ideas and emotions that have wide appeal that go beyond merely recording a location but rather seek to portray the underlying concept of the scene. With these skills the ability to work with markets that demand images with high photographic quality, fantastic composition, subtle light and the ability to evoke a genuine emotional response. With organisation and production skills imagery has been produced with the collaboration of a creative team, with this synergy the transformation of concepts and ideas into being. Professionally my role has changed always adapting to technology, techniques and image style. Changing the visual product has not been a problem for me. Emotions and feelings are in place and channeled correctly into the images, creating from the heart and taking that style to many subjects.
2010 to present HDSLR Digital Footage and development of pan-media practice, awarded contract with Getty Images to create license footage. Continuous forward thinking research and creative experimenting with digital video technology.
2009 to 2010 Digital content coordinator provide content for the VLE, website and digital signage system, on behalf of the staff and students for a Secondary High School. Working with feeder schools to assist with their requirement and development of multi media requirements. With a ongoing developing knowledge of using digital content for learning and displays for information.
2007 to 2009 Professional photographer based UK creating image branding across four product ranges for Navico in Norway continuous assignments in the USA for Yachting magazine & advertising for Yamaha wave runners . Self-motivated, conceptual license photography production shoots for Getty Images & Image Source. Prepare estimates and write proposal for intensive photographic shoots in Europe liaise with European clients. Digital production, work-flow & retouching. Secured agent representation in UK & USA .
1997 to 2007 Professional photographer based USA. Creative development of local, regional & national advertising campaigns brochure, magazine, stock & website photography. Clients: British Virgin Islands, Florida & Greece Tourist Boards, Hanes, Bayer, Chevrolet Cigar Aficionado & Yachting Magazine. Creating a creative and unique style focused on lifestyle & environmental portraits with specialision in people, marine & aerial. Imagery for tourism, resort, marine and property markets. Responsible for receiving art direction via a brief or visual & produce eye catching creative imagery. Organization & co-ordination with responsibility for directing from one to forty team members.
1992 to 1997 Professional photographer based UK London creating corporate documentary imagery for international companies Worldwide. Clients Commonwealth Development Corporation, Cable & Wireless, Guinness & 3M. Interpreting brief’s liaising with clients and representatives in developing countries with varied cultures. Organise travel & production schedules.
1991 to 1992 Expedition photographer Volunteer for Raleigh International creating a photographic documentation of 17 to 25 year old team members during environmental, social & team building activities during expedition in Guyana South America.
1989 to1991 Photographer’s assistant Duncan McNiicol Photography London. Requirements included maintaining equipment, planning photographic productions World wide and studio management.
1987 to1989 Professional photographer specialisation in marine, equestrian sports & leisure commissioned by publications in the UK, Europe & USA. Clients include Yachting World, Yachting Monthly, Boat International & Gallop magazine. Assigned brief with editorial direction to, create visual story.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
2009 to 2011 NUCA MA Digital Arts (distinction)
2008 RAAC City and Guilds PTLLS Level three.
1986 to 1987 AUCB Postgraduate Diploma Photography(pass)
1984 to 1986 AUCB HND Photography film and television (distinction)
1982 to 1984 LSAD Diploma Graphic Design & Arts. (credit)
1981 to 1982 LSAD Foundation in Art and Design (pass)