Originally from London, and based with my family in France since 2002, I'm a professional photographer with over 25 years experience, carrying out a variety of corporate, editorial and wedding assignments , as well as being a teacher in a Graphic Design school. I'm also a passionate street photographer and have been running regular workshops these last few years.
The challenge and magic of photography for me has always been to capture reality in a way that is not obvious, to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary simply through the basic tools of framing and light.
As Winogrand put it: " I photograph to find out what something looks like photographed".
Elliott Erwitt and Harry Gruyaert are two important influences, the first for his wit and lack of artifice , the second for his language of colour and sense of the absurd. Visual aesthetics and geometrical compositions are also highly important in my outlook, the work of Ray Metzker has been a constant source of inspiration in this respect.
I enjoy writing about photography on my website Blog, aiming to decipher what is at the heart of the creative process, drawing on my own experiences and those of established photographers who I admire.