I love using dramatic lighting to help create impact in my pictures, and like to think I am known for a high contrast, punchy, dramatic style of imagery.
I like the colours in my pictures to have the full richness of life without being too overpowering, and whilst I also love the timeless effect turning a picture into black-and-white can have, I’m not the kind of photographer who believes it suits every single picture.
I like to think my use of light is a key feature of my work, using it to help shape and craft my images, and adding dimension and depth to the scenes I capture. I am always on the look-out for the best and/or most dramatic light possible (which I believe may not always be immediately obvious to others), and will readily go above and beyond to utilize it for the sake of a better photograph.
I don’t believe in awkward posing of any kind, although I will offer a bit of direction on the very odd occasion if I think it will help make an even stronger image. Ultimately, its just you enjoying yourselves with all your friends and family that I want to capture, and I have no intention of ever getting in the way of that.
In terms of my modus operandi, I very much like to fade into the background as much as humanly possible, and just capture events as they naturally unfold (where possible, with a rather big lens that allows me to stand far back, well out of the way!). I believe its the only way to capture the real, raw emotions we all experience, and if I am barely noticed at all, I consider that a good thing. The one time I do like to get in the thick of the action, however, is on the dancefloor, as I believe it’s the only real way to properly pick up on - and capture - the atmosphere.