I recently chatted to the guys over at the Creative Arts Network (link) about my work and thoughts. Have a read or check out the article, complete with a bunch on photos on their page!!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work.
I got into photography when I was at college. 8 years ago, and I’ve loved every minute of the journey so far.
These days I’m a still life and portrait photographer. I obsess over lighting and the techy bits of photography. So I’m pretty well suited to still life I guess. I can happily spend a day in the studio shooting one or two images. I love working on personal projects and use these to voice my thoughts and opinions too.
Otherwise, I’m a total wannabe surfer. Next summer, maybe. I love live music, the outdoors and tattoos. If I could eat Thai food every day, I would and I wish summer would last from April – November.
If your portfolio could speak what would it say?
It would shout… “The Eagle is landing.”
Mainly because of the use of colour. It would have to shout because of that. I think after the initial scream, it would settle down and caress your eyes. Or something like that anyway…
What makes you different from other creatives?
I’m not sure what makes me different. I wear new balance trainers, skinny jeans, have tattoo’s and a beard like most other creatives. I guess I never switch off, which can be a good thing. Not when you get an idea at 2am and have to write it down though. But creativity is a state of mind, right?
Who has been your greatest influences?
My influences have changed over time. Gergory Crewdson’s work is always a huge inspiration though my work bares no resemblance to his. Chuck Close’s book – “A couple of ways of doing something” is full of beautiful portraiture. More recently, Jonathan Knowles, Dan Tobin Smith but I came across Adam Voorhes the other day, and I keep going back for more! I’ve been lucky enough to work with a bunch of great photographers along the way as an assistant. Jonathan Beer’s work always blows my socks off. James King’s lifestyle stuff is incredible and it was awesome to be part of the team on some of it. Dan Winter’s work is equally amazing in his respective field.
What does your workspace/studio look-like?
This greatly depends on the client. It can range from a studio to an office. If it’s my own personal work, I get into the garage at home and shoot in there, tripping over my dad’s lawnmower too sometimes.