I can’t remember when I first used a camera – it is a natural part of my life as well as an absorbing profession.

I am strongly aware of the communicative power of the still image and my photographs reflect my interest in the way people and things look and work.

My scientific & artistic upbringing and education inform my photography. 
An understanding of the science of photography helps me get the best out of the tools available to me.

I have hands on experience in many artistic techniques, from printmaking to glassblowing, and experience in scientific methods (science degree).

My understanding of artistic and scientific methods enables me to illustrate processes in such a way as to make them accessible/understandable to the viewer.

I have always been fascinated by people’s skills and abilities and enjoy describing them visually so that others can follow the process.

I like a challenge and with good communication from brief to final output, my aim is to provide the images that my clients need to bring their projects to life.

With experience of film technology and as an early adopter of digital technology I am comfortable using High Resolution Digital Cameras and can help clients where necessary to understand what they need from the technology.

I have a fully colour managed setup and workflow to ensure the integrity of the supplied files. 
I shoot Raw Files and can supply low resolution files for selection or layout. I then supply optimised High Resolution files in the formats required.

I can also carry out restoration and retouching where necessary.


Art/Museum Photography

I have many years experience in photographing for Galleries, Museums, Conservators, Artists , Craftsmen and private owners.

This includes Artwork Photography, Installation & Architectural Photography, Press and PR, and Digital Archiving.

Artwork Photography

This involves using carefully controlled lighting to record the actual {true} colours and tones of the artwork and including a colour reference in the image area to aid correct viewing and printing (in a colour managed system).
Conservation photography of artworks may require close-up details, photography of the back, and raking light to show surface topography ie brushstrokes, impasto or damage.
Photographing Artists at work can provide a valuable and attractive resource, giving the viewer an insight  {introduction} into how the artist works and it can also be useful for Press and PR.


Installation/Architectural Photography

Installation photography is used to record the layout, design, “hang” and ambiance of Exhibitions and Galleries.
This provides an important historical archive of displays and activities.
A good photographic record is important, it is usually the only visual record of an exhibition or event that exists for the future.

In the case of performance art or site specific installations it may be the only record.
Photographing the exhibition installation process may also be useful as a time based record, or as a “how to” instructional series if the exhibition/display is to travel to other venues.
Architectural photography is useful for providing historical and up to date records of buildings – inside and out, documenting the changing styles of decoration and display.
Building projects etc can also be documented.


Press & PR

All of the above can be used to advertise an exhibition/event, illustrate articles etc or attract sponsors.

Digital Archiving

This involves creating a digital record of collections (large and small) which can be accessed quickly and easily. 
This can be accomplished by digitally photographing original artworks, and/or by digitising existing records – eg negatives, prints, transparencies, drawings etc.
This can be important for insurance & record purposes, for information & comparison, and can be used as a source for high quality reproductions and lower resolution screen and web {internet} use.


Photographic Services etc.

Photo-restoration of damaged or faded originals or from damaged negatives (film and glass plates).
Prints from glass plates.
Reproduction of  originals – paintings, works on paper etc on appropriate substrates  (paper, canvas, metal etc}.