I am a spontaneous photographer, and I only truly know what I like when I see it.
The 'moment of inspiration' is the most important part of a photo.
Every photo you see on my website is a response to a 'moment of inspiration'
I got into photography whilst backpacking and cycletouring around the world.
I started learning without the aid of the internet or photography magazines. I found that I really enjoyed the process of taking photos, and when I got home I found that my photos were liked by everyone I showed them too.
I learnt how to photograph spontaneously in new places (as a backpacker) as well as to plan ahead for that killer landscape or long-exposure beach scene.
Photography is nothing without good composition. That's what I teach in real life, and this is the advice that you will read in my blog posts here, as well as my book on composition, and in my video courses.
Composing a shot is everything in photography. Slow down, work out exactly what it is that would make a good photograph, follow your instinct and never deviate from that 'moment of inspiration'.
Let the 'moment' draw you in.
I might find a beach in the rain, a mountain at mid day or a great city with bad weather. I look for those moments of inspiration, and I dig out a spontaneous and original compositions that attempt to draw you in and tell a story.
However ‘mundane’ the subject I always attempt to make photos that invite you into the photo.
This website exists to show these photos off as well as teach photographers how to improve their own photography.
My images are regularly licenced around the world for use in advertising and also for editorial use in newspapers and magazines.
They are also sold as high quality limited edition prints, open edition prints and greetings cards and have been sold many thousands of times in this format.
I am constantly updating my collection of images.
My images have also been used by hundreds of businesses, including the BBC and advertising agencies such as Saatchi and Saatchi.
National Geographic Online, National Geographic Traveler magazine, The Guardian newspaper, The Times, Observer, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Washington Post have all used my images in their publications.