A little ramble
I started photographing my pets, the outdoors and dogs as soon as I had my first compact camera bought for me – by my dad I believe. It was a little Samsung, and although budget, it had a decent zoom, and could focus pretty close. I used that camera like I had never had something so useful, so exciting, in my hands. That would be over 13 years ago (typing this as of 2019). But now, we all have smartphones…
Photography has become truly ubiquitous. Most of the guests at weddings I have photographed at have a smartphone or tablet out, trying to get ‘that’ shot for the ‘gram. I would even argue there are legitimate smartphone photographers out there, those lucky few making a living off of instagram.
I love my Huawei P20 Pro smartphone. It has 3 cameras, and one of them with a 40 megapixel image sensor (more megapixels than my main professional camera). The algorithms inside help salvage what the smaller images sensors and lenses struggle with, as as a result, it’s a brilliant camera to have on the go.
That’s why I’m including photographs from my phones on this website. It’s why I’m diversifying, and it’s also another reason why I think videography is more important now, more than ever before.
This website is an outlet for all my work personal and commercial work.
Some Thoughts on photography…
Having been a photographer for over 10 years now, I’ve had my ups and downs with the medium. What I have learnt however, is that photography is a brilliant form of freedom of expression: it can be an outlet for emotions, a distraction from worry, or a channel for creativity. I’ve learnt that it’s a very personal thing.
Studying photography no doubt had some benefits, but it also took away the essence that made it enjoyable. The same can be said for some past photography jobs.
A personal note on photography
I’ve found that the key for keeping photography (and videography) a favourite pastime, is to keep the projects and subjects in my control… For me photography is a way of following my intuition – this website acting as a creative hub.
I have no expectations for it, and yet am open to every possibility. Years ago I had a website and looked at it as part of a business venture, which was – in hindsight – the completely wrong way to look at it.
There might be gaps of months, or years, in updates and blog posts. But eventually, I promise, I will continue to update this website – in some shape or form.