“Hi.. I’m Ian and I’m your photographer for today…”
I wish I’d taken that…
Let me tell you a little about me. Ever since I was young, I have always loved photos and photography. How many times have you found yourself looking at a stunning image thinking, “WOW…I wish I’d taken that!!”
Well, the ‘Shutter Bug’ bit me and I strive every day to be the person that took ‘ that ‘ photo.
A lot of my childhood I spent as a family around Rally Cars, both competing and spectating. Watching the speed and lines the drivers take through the corners, how they exit, or not sometimes! Over time this allows you to predict the action and which will be the best places to spectate from. This all comes into play now in my Motorsport Photography and to an extent for my Event & Golf Day Photography.
However, I am as happy with my back to the action as I am facing it. We all like to see those dramatic action photos of cars on track, speed blurring the colours like an explosion in a paint factory. There are many other images to make up the fully story of motorsport… capturing the drivers, mechanics and spectators around the paddock. For me this is often where some of my best ‘action’ images can be found. Seeing the photos again puts me right back to the track, I can almost smell the rubber!
I apply the same methods to my Event Photography. Where my aim to capture real events, happening to real people, in real time, as naturally as possible. My style is often described as being Documentary, Photojournalistic, Reportage… story telling! Watching, unobtrusively, discreetly, anticipating the moments to capture your day as they unfold in front of me. I try to use minimal of construction to capture those magical moments. I believe this gives a much more natural feel to the photos.
It’s the best feeling watching a client’s reaction to seeing their photos and hearing “Oh my goodness, when did you take this? I completely forgot you were there.” ….then I know I’d done it right!
Hope you’d like to find out more, it would be great to hear from you…