I wish I’d taken that…
Based in North Surrey (Middlesex in old money) & close to London.
Ever since I was young, I have always loved photos & 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 & 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 & spectating. Watching the speed & lines the drivers take through the corners, how they exit, or not sometimes! This over time allows you to predict the action & which will be the best places to spectate from. These all come into play now in my Motorsport Photography & to an extent in my Golf Day Photography.
However I am as happy with my back to the action as I am facing it. We all like to see dramatic action photos of cars on track, or colours blurring together in a slow shutter panning shot. I also like to tell the story of these race meetings… capturing the drivers, mechanics & spectators around the paddock. For me this is often where some of my best ‘action’ images can be found. When I see them again it reminds me of the feelings as though I was back there!
Now I find in my passion for Wildlife Photography applying some of the things I learnt on the forest tracks. Watching, listening & anticipating the action about to happen. Getting into the right place at the right time & being ready if that magic moment arrives.
These same skills I apply to my Wedding Photography & Event Photography. Where my aim to capture real events, happening to real people, in real time, as naturally as possible. I 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 do the minimal of constructing the scenes for your photos, this I think gives a much more natural feel.
It’s the best feeling watching a client’s reaction to seeing their photos & hearing “Oh my goodness, when did you take this? I completely forgot you were there.” ….then I know I’d done it right!