I am a photographer, film maker, and editor born and raised in the south of Wales. I picked the craft up in my final months of school and went straight into shooting professional work upon finishing school whilst studying fine art in Cardiff Arts Academy. Photography & film has gone on to influence most of my life and given me an interest in composition, light, and story in the everyday. I find inspiration for my style and methodology in literature, film, and other fellow creatives around the world. 

 

Food and commercial photography make up the majority of my work including clients such as Toby Carvery, Salcombe Gin & Eds Diner. I am experienced in studio lighting & natural lighting and frequently mix the two sources if required. I also have an extensive experience of editing to create a commercially applicable style as well as image correction.

 

Photography became a way of entering a creative flow in a more productive manor encouraging me to self teach myself from the ground up how to do a lot more than take some pretty pictures. l was entirely self-taught until I joined SeaAitch where I currently help produce commercial food imagery & videos for some of the biggest UK brands / chains in the food industry with Craig Howarth who acts as both mentor and good friend. Also I get the opportunity to work alongside more great photographers like Greg Beynon and food stylists like Jo Mikulska who have helped develop my abilities far more by bringing unique creative perspectives and sharply honed skill to every shoot.

Photography is accessible to almost everyone now with hundreds of cameras, smartphones, apps, and drones so it is important to keep pushing forward to create a new standard of photographic quality that is personal & inspiring. 

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