A Quick Bit About Me...
I have been a Documentary Style Wedding Photographer since 2011, based near a little village called Crawshawbooth in East Lancs, and I generally cover Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester, the Lake District and Yorkshire. I will go further afield if required, as I have bases in Birmingham, Durham and Whitby. Commissions even further away or abroad are no problem at all!
Also a graphic designer (since 1990), so my wedding albums look super extra special without the need for ostentatious and expensive decorative features. Just good, solid, understated books, gorgeously designed with beautifully simple covers, and not a tacky balloon in sight!
As for photography competition awards, I have won 15 since 2014 with the BIPP North West. There are more details about that on my History page!
Other Little Details About Me...
Originally from Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands, I have been a long suffering Villa fan since the days when we were good - how long ago was that(?) - about the time I bought my first camera, a 1984 Canon AE-1 Program!
I also do commercial photography - since 2004, but a growing passion is Wildlife Photography - especially puffins! This has become so serious that I launched another side to my business in 2016. See www.thepuffinman.co.uk for details and some fantastic pictures!
Who are my influential photographers? Well, we could go on and on! Dry humoured photographic illustrator Martin Parr for his constant drive to be non-conformist, Sebastiao Salgado for his sense of drama and compositional prowess, Bruce Gilden for appreciating and photographing the underdog, war photographer Don McCullin for his brutal honesty and Franz Lanting for his angle on all aspects of nature photography.