You would be hard pushed to find a photographer with such a wide variety of experience. I've photographed backstage at fashion shows for the world's top designers, hanging hundreds of feet up on the end of a rope, festivals, concerts, shooting ranges, on the rooftops of Manhattan, on glaciers, volcanoes, jungles, mortuaries, boxing rings, show homes, bodybuilding competitions, tattoo parlours, building sites, shopping centres, in prisons, operating theatres, boardrooms, schools, factories, helicopters, the catwalks of Paris, and I taught photography at degree standard for five years... the list goes on and on.
Photography for business. Photography that makes a difference.
Don't forget this important rule:
Anything less makes you look average.
It's not just about great photography, it's about great service. My clients know they can rely on me. Customer feedback indicates that I have consistently exceeded expectations over hundreds of projects.
If you are looking for the best photography to help enhance your brand, get in touch and let's work together to make you stand out from the crowd.
Actor head shots
My fully-equipped Gateshead studio, used to be a dance school. There's plenty of natural light, it opens into private, secluded gardens and I can even shoot on the roof with stunning views over Newcastle and Northumberland.
Perfect for inspiring creativity.
Actors' Head shots
Just a small selection of some of the wide and varied clients I work with.
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14 Egremont Drive
Tyne & Wear
I sometimes think I got things the wrong way round.
I started photography by going to see all the designers before London Fashion Week and asking if I could photograph their catwalk shows for them. To my surprise, almost everyone said yes.
So I ended up photographing fashion shows and assisting in London, Paris and New York (where I lived for six months), scouting for a big model agency in London and generally hanging out with people a lot better looking than me.
After deciding it was all getting serious, I came back to Newcastle and enrolled at Northumbria University where I got a first class degree in Contemporary Photographic Practice. I loved every minute of it. The day before my final show, I won the Fujifilm National Award – the only competition I ever entered. I went on to do a masters degree and ended up lecturing in photography for a few years. I loved that too.
It's not all about photography though. I started playing drums at the age of 11, and from then on, I wanted to be a rock star. I got frustrated sitting at the back and started singing for Newcastle metal legends, XLR8R. We released an album, toured around the UK and Europe and flirted with major labels to no avail. I refer to that time as 'the glory days'.
Yes, I had long hair.
I was also a pretty good climber, making first ascents of routes up to E8, some of which are unrepeated, due to them being very scary. I once climbed 171 routes in a (very energetic) day.
I should also mention I've broken a few bones. I wasn't quite as good as I'm making out.
After all that, the thing I am most proud of is that I have built up my business through word of mouth and recommendations. Prospective clients ring existing clients to find out who took their photos... and here I am!