Thanks for taking a look at my work, the internet is a busy and congested place, so I appreciate you took ten minutes to peruse my images. Thank you! I've worked and lived around the world, spending most of my adult life on the run from conformity and routine; it's a lifestyle that lends itself well to exploring this vast Earth we call home. This virtual place is home to some of my latest photographic work and acts as a portal for my students, clients, and exhibitions. Sometimes I even write stuff too.
As a professional photographer I shoot whatever the client wants. I've worked in schools, hotels, government, and for the press, and while a lot of my work has been in Asia, I actually started out in Brighton, on the south coast of England, way back in 1991. Most of my work goes straight to the client, so you won't see much of it on this website. As I work around the world, however, I shoot travel, portraits, reportage, and HDR especially for books that I publish through Red Nomad Studios, and, as I'm sure you've guessed, you can find information on these projects here. I've authored and micro-published six coffee-table books focusing on artistic travel imagery with creative writing, and one day hope to release all six on Amazon (copyright copyright copyright). I have held exhibitions in the UK, Asia, and Austria, and also teach digital photography workshops with a subtle emphasis on the art behind the science.
On a more personal level, the foundations of my artistic photography are firmly embedded in a world of empathy, art, colour, line and shape. I take inspiration from the vivid graphic novels of 1980s Japan, abstract films and off-beat scores, streams of consciousness, sexuality, humanity and solitude.
I work hard to maintain a healthy online presence spanning professional websites and galleries, have won three national awards in China for my work with the Chinese, and have been awarded a Licentiateship from the Royal Photographic Society in the UK. I've designed (and run) large-scale workshops for school students and conventions, have held week-long tuition courses in Europe and south-east Asia, have sold large-format work around the world for the past seven years, and (for what it's worth) I've got over 12 thousand Facebookers on my professional page. Hey, I've even had a couple of front page collections on BoardPanda.com. It's been a busy few years.
But really, I'm just a photographer who loves helping others expand their vision beyond the lens in ways I know how. I traditionally hold workshops a few times a year and keep them small. We talk, walk, shoot and process together, shoot indoors, outdoors, in studios and on location with models and the occasional beer. After a week of intensive shooting, my students leave with a solid foundation in meaningful modern photography and a new found appreciation of the art and mental processes behind the science.