Welcome to my portfolio of documentary & Street photography, which like life is a constant work in progress!

It's all about being present in the here & now, capturing the beauty of the everyday, a sense of place and time & the atmosphere of the event or occasion.  Whether the photographs are of people, lifestyles, urban or rural environments it is observational storytelling, un-staged & without a posed appearance.   

I was born in Dorset, spent my formative years in Glastonbury Somerset and I now live in a village just outside Marlborough, Wiltshire with my beautiful wife and fluffy cat.

I shoot both digital and film formats (yes film is still alive!) - the former using cameras Fujifilm XH-1 or X-T2 and the latter a 35mm Olympus OM2n or my favorite the Bronica SQ-A, a medium format beast!

 

I am a self-taught enthusiast and have been learning, experimenting and building a portfolio since 2015 and I am now setting out on a professional photography career.  

 

Influences in my life are American street photographers Vivian Mahier and Garry Winogrand.  Documentary photographers Diane Arbus and Jill Freedman, and the landscape legend that is Ansel Adams.  English photographers; Jane Bown, Martin Parr, Don Mucullin & local photographer & mentor Howard Maryon-Davis.  The biggest influence is however the environment in which we live.

If you are hosting an event, sporting or social, a party or even a protest & would like me to capture the scene & record the moments for participants, guests &/or hosts alike please get in touch.

All the photographs are available to purchase; information is available upon request.

"...my own approach is based upon three considerations. First – hands off ! Whenever I photograph I do not molest or tamper with or arrange. Second – a sense of place. I try to picture as part of its surroundings, as having roots. Third – a sense of time. Whatever I photograph, I try to show as having its position in the past or in the present." - Dorothea Lange

To see other genres including my Wiltshire landscapes and woodscapes please click below

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