I learned my craft in the days before digital photography.
After leaving school at sixteen I was fortunate to get a job as junior assistant / runner for a busy Mayfair studio.
The photographers I assisted there worked on everything from fashion to portraits to still-life and using anything from 35mm roll film up to 10×8 sheet film. I learned that the craft of photography requires problem solving, technical know-how, an expert’s eye for lighting and composition along with persistence and a flawless attention to detail, while at the same time respecting the clients’ brief, budget and timescale.
It was at this time that I discovered my love of still-life photography and the power of incredible images.
Over the last three decades I’ve photographed commissions for many leading brands & advertisers including Dior, Estee Lauder, L’Oreal, Shiseido, Coty, Kiko cosmetics, The Body Shop, John Lewis, Debenhams, Harrods, Bentley Motors, De Beers Diamonds along with many editorial clients.
Most of my work is done from my studio in central London where I work with the backup of my hard working assistant and occasional help from a roster of other creative professionals – stylists, retouchers, model makers & home economists. I’m equally happy behind the camera creating photos ( and the odd video ! ) or in front of a computer working on the post production / retouching.
Over the decades the equipment has changed, the business has changed but my love for photography remains the same.