I have been working as a full-time photographer for 10+ years, and I love my job, which hopefully shows. I find creating images for companies and organisations gives me great satisfaction, to know that the end result helps them communicate effectively is highly motivating, and more than a bit addictive. Plus I get to meet and work with all sorts of people, and travel around the UK.
My vision in a nutshell is to better my work on each commission, to work ethically and transparently, and to build and grow strong relationships with my clients, to guarantee I can exceed their expectations.
I'm hard on my cameras. Right out of college I preferred using Canon, and I've continued to use them for photo and video work. They've been rock solid for me - dust, snow and water resistant, and even bounce proof on occasions. I find them intuitive, and technological progress has meant that video work is as accessible as photography with my cameras. Luckily for me, I've grown up with the digital revolution (my Spectrum 48k is on display in the studio), and having a love of gadgets helps me keep pace with the technological advances made each year in the creative industries.
I've earned a trustworthy reputation in a variety of sectors, including architectural, construction, corporate and staff, and advertising photography, and last year I was presented with a BIPP award from The British Institute of Professional Photographers.
- I'm CRB (DBS) checked and approved
- I have a valid CSCS (Construction Skills) card for working safely on building sites
- I'm a qualified member of the BIPP British Institute of Professional Photographers
As a location photographer, I regularly leave Exeter for Plymouth and Bristol, and into Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset & Avon. Assignments in the South East of England and London are undertaken as required.
I'm a proud husband and father of two, a Christian, a motorcyclist, and a keen road cyclist - leading a weekly gentlemen's cycle club called the Monday Knights. I'm also part of a growing group of people supporting a very exciting school project in Zambia, where we're in the enviable position of being able to assure 100% of any donations go directly to the school. Here's a short video I made on our 2015 visit to Nayamba School.
Those 'petrol heads' amongst you will have spotted my V4 Honda ST1300 pictured above, which has now been replaced with a BMW R1150R, and sits alongside a Royal Enfield 500 Bullet and a 1966 BSA Bantam 175 D7. I passed my IAM motorcycle test in 2003, and have owned over 70 motorbikes since I bought my first bike - a Yamaha FS1E. Wherever possible I'll arrive by motorbike with my camera gear safely stowed in a Peli case. I'm currently cycling (on Mondays) on a Boardman Pro Race road bike, and nipping around the village on my trusty Brompton L3.
Little secret for you - all this wheeled enthusiasm can probably be traced back to my obsession with Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and things that go from my childhood.
Thanks for taking the time to read a little about me. TP