My career began after graduating from the renowned Blackpool College as Student of the Year. I immediately began to assist photographers in the advertising and design fields and in 1988 I founded my own studio in central Manchester .
Adding something powerful and unique to a project is what I do. I’ve become known for a contemporary style of photography that’s ideal for advertising and design work. Look around this site and you’ll see plenty of examples. I’m versatile, much of my work is colourful, stylised and larger than life but there’s another side of which I’m equally proud – subtle serious and painterly.
There’s no such thing as a typical client. I work with clients from all over – the North-west, London and Europe. Great commissions can come from the most unlikely places and I enjoy the variety.
In 2011 I was invited to hold an exhibition of my work entitled SEE33, a retrospective comprising 33 both commissioned and personal images ranging from early work to the present. The exhibition was also hosted online by The Association of Photographers in 2012.
One of my portraits from the National Portrait gallery permanent collection, the actress Maxine Peake, has recently been exhibited as part of a special exhibition of “Portraits by Contemporary photographers” in Rm 39A.
A photograph begins long before the shutter opens. I like to be involved in both the pre and post production aspects of a shoot and that normally means having some input into the casting and styling. I really enjoy the post production process both controlling and manipulating the images personally or in collaboration with other professionals.
I have years of experience in creative and technical collaboration with art directors and designers. I’m experimental, innovative and technical with obsessive attention to detail. I enjoy the challenges of bringing creative ideas to life and thrive on the stimulation of working in varied environments both in the UK and overseas.