Advertising and prospectus photography for Walsall College

Advertising photography for Walsall College

Just spent a very enjoyable week shooting new prospectus and advertising images for Walsall College.

The above image will be used for a bus campaign around the West Midlands in the forthcoming few weeks.

More of my school, college and university photography can be viewed here

Photonics photography

Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies

I’ve recently shot lots of new images for the Institute of Photonic Technologies at Aston University,
one of the largest photonics research centres in the UK.

photonics laser research
Researcher with a laser
scientist in a university lab
Scientist looks at samples

The centre researches the science and properties of light, which surprisingly proved to be a bit of a challenge to capture, as the light, or lack of it was very difficult to photograph, I had to compose and focus in pitch black for some of the pictures, use of my phone torch came in very useful.

Architect office photography

New website images for Associated Architects

Website photography for architects
Associated Architects office
Associated Architects website photography
Architect survey on location
Architect plans and drawings
Plans and drawings
Architects working in office Birmingham
Staff working on project

I recently spent a day with one of my long term clients, Associated Architects in Birmingham providing pictures to update their website and marketing material. We took pictures on location to cover their site survey work and in the Birmingham office of the architects working.

The pictures have been widely used on the Associated Architects website as well as their social media.

School PR photography

Photography for Wolverhampton Grammar School

I’ve recently started working for Wolverhampton Grammar School, taking pictures for their magazines, marketing and PR use.

Wolverhampton Grammar School
Wolverhampton Grammar School Alumni magazine

One of my first jobs I shot for them was to photograph the music writers of Horrible Histories at their recording studio in Leamington Spa. Horrible Histories is one of the best programmes on CBBC and this parody of the Smiths is well worth a listen

Blue Stockings poster
Blue Stockings production poster

I’ve also shot all the production and poster photography for the school’s forthcoming production of Blue Stockings, which is on at the school 13th to 15th February.

RBSA Photographic Prize Exhibition

Delighted to have been selected to exhibit at this years RBSA Photographic Prize Exhibition 2019. Exhibition website

Britain 2018

Framed and unframed prints will be available from the venue, Feb 14th 2019 until 9th March 2019, Argentea Gallery, 28 St Paul’s Square, Birmingham, B3 1RB .

commercial photographer birmingham

25th anniversary

This year is my 25th year as a professional photographer. My career started with these two images, published in the Congleton Guardian.

Congleton Guardian cutting

I was driving home after completing a college project in Macclesfield and saw some smoke rising over Congleton. It turned out that a factory had been set alight in an arson attack.

Shortly after these images were published I started supplying the Guardian group newspapers with images on a freelance basis. Along with my photography college work, early to mid 1994 was a very busy time.

In September ’94 I was offered a staff position with the newspaper.

Two years later I joined the Gloucestershire Echo as a senior staff photographer and in 1999 I joined the Birmingham Post. At that time the Post was one of the best regional newspapers in the country to work for as a photographer. Images were used really well and we were encouraged to shoot images that were different. We were also one of the first newspapers in the country to be fully digital, probably about two years too early. The cameras were slow, they had a delay on the shutter and everything was magenta. Sending images from location was also a bit of a challenge, it was the days before 3G, so getting a usable data signal could cause problems when the deadline was 10 minutes.

In 2003 I made the choice to go freelance and in my first year I picked up several large clients that I still work for today.

My career has taken me to war zones, all around the UK, Ireland and Europe. I’ve photographed Prime Ministers, pop stars, celebrities, Royalty and had the opportunity to meet some of the most wonderful and interesting people. I’ve also worked in Wembley stadium, Downing Street, Millennium Dome (opening night 1999, probably the worse place to be that night, it had very little atmosphere!), rock festivals, concerts and some amazing factories, offices and shops all around the UK. My freelance archive currently has over 220,000 images in it, add my press photographer career and I estimate I’ve supplied around 350,000 images and negatives since 1994, around 38 images per day.

Thank you to everyone I have worked for since 1994, the picture editors and editors who encouraged my development in the 1990’s and all the clients who have encouraged me to get the best images I can.