I started out as an architectural photographer in 1986, using an old coach-house for a studio. I’ve come a long way since then. But I still love to show what makes a building special. Nowadays, I use high-spec digital kit – including the very best cameras – to do it.
Every job fills me with excitement – whatever its size, wherever the location.
Once on site, my approach is always the same. Listen to what the client wants to achieve. Ask questions. Listen some more. Take some test shots and discuss. I like to gather people’s views. To make sure we all agree how to show the building as it was intended to be seen.
Keeping those objectives in mind, I use my understanding of architecture to meticulously compose each shot. Unusual or striking angles will be sought out. Proportion, scale and volume will be taken into account. Light and shadow will be used to maximum effect.
As a result, I rarely need to shoot reams of images to get the right ones.
Location, Location, Location,
OK, it’s not quite an Airstream – but my customised mobile-office lets me and my assistant work as close to site as possible.
By liaising with the met office, we’re ready to shoot the instant conditions are right. The same goes for when access to certain areas is possible. Plus, the client can always find us quickly and easily.
Equipped with living quarters, the mobile-office means I can travel to any job in the UK – or further afield. Whenever practical, I’ll opt for its cosy interior over a hotel – which means less expenses for the job.
Recent client experience includes the following local and national business names.
Atkins Global Group
Buttress Fulller Alsop Practice
CTP St James
Donald Insall Associates
Halliday Meecham Architects
Julian Bicknall & Partners
Leach Rhodes & Walker
Origin Furniture Ltd
Pascall & Watson Architects
S+B UK Ltd