I have over 30 years experience in Print, Publishing, Marketing, PR, Digital Media and eCommerce.
A native of Staffordshire in the midlands, I lived in London for 24 years, working for a very diverse range of companies. I now live in Essex.
I have worked on both consumer and trade magazines, national newspapers, scientific and medical journals as well as several websites.
I was gifted a printing press for my 13th birthday and from then on was obsessed with the printed word. I trained as a graphic designer at Stafford Art College and, like most designers, tolerated a module on photography as part of the curriculum.
Just like my design course involved real pen-on-paper skills (no computers back then) the photography involved real cameras with no such thing as an ‘auto’ button. We shot on black and white film and developed and printed our own 8″x10″ prints.
I have no idea what happened to everything I shot, drew or designed at Stafford. Me and my portfolio went our separate ways sometime during the 35 years since I graduated.
I didn’t really think seriously about Photography again for a long time. I worked as a photo-retoucher for the Daily Mail Newspaper and that prompted me to pick up a camera again.
Some of my photographer friends are still annoyed when I say “I’ll fix that in Photoshop” but I’ve used the program for over 25 years so it is not surprising that my digital skills can overcome in the limitations of my camera skills!
Whether you need a professional portfolio to kickstart your modelling career or would just like a set of fantastic images to give to a loved one I can help you create absolutely the most fabulous portfolio you could imagine.
Food and Menu
Almost everyone takes photos of their food to post on instagram but if you’re in the business you need your food to pop right out of the screen. A quick snap with your phone won’t be able to do that so let me help.
It’s not always possible to get the exact shot you need straight from the camera, that’s where image editing and photo retouching comes in. Whether you just need images cleaned up or full-on high-end editing I can assist.
The only way to sell a product online is to use the best possible images. It might be for an e-commerce shop or online marketing, a set of images from a variety of angles, all cut out and ready to go will help you sell.
Automotive photography is an art form in itself. Great shots for your online sales forecourt are very different to those used in a magazine feature but the basics are the same: The car is the star and the photos should evoke a passion.
Fashion and Editorial
Showing off your fashion brand or marketing the latest season’s lines for your boutique takes a bit of effort. The perfect recipe needs perfect lighting, good location, enthusiastic model and a photographer’s creative eye.