I graduated from the Fine Art Photography course at the Glasgow School of Art in the year 2001 before moving to live on the beautiful island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. After 14 years spent living on Guernsey I have now returned to live in Glasgow and I now spend most of my time working between Scotland and London.
Several years ago I decided to dedicate a lot of time to creating art work within the landscape in an attempt to capture the island of Guernsey in my own unique style. My initial project focused on creating a series of ‘light paintings’ using very long exposures captured at night time – a series of work that continually grows to this day. Now that I am living back in Scotland I cannot wait to begin creating a new body of landscape and light painting work so watch this space…
I am also a very keen macro photographer – have you met the ‘Little People’ yet? These tiny little figurines fascinate me and as you can probably see, I have a huge amount of fun setting up new tasks for them to busy themselves with.
My work has received some very welcome attention over the past few years and this has led to me becoming involved in some great projects. I have recently worked with organisations such as: SONY, BBDO Group, Oi, Thomsons, Entertainment Weekly and Qualcomm to mention a few. My work has been used both in a fine art context as well as in the commercial space. I look forward to really pushing my work on throughout 2016 and beyond and hope that you enjoy some of my work that is on show here on this website.
Light Painting Workshops
I also teach regular Light Painting workshops. If you are interested in finding out more about this amazing technique please get in touch. My ‘Portfolio’ page contains some examples of the kinds of work that you will be able to make during my workshop.
These workshops are a huge amount of fun and focus on the art of Light Painting. LP is a photographic technique that involves portable light sources coupled with very long exposure times that are normally captured at night. During each long exposure, the photographer enters the space being photographed and moves around the hand-held light sources. Because it is dark, the light ‘freezes’ inside the image allowing the photographer to create light sculptures that appear to float within the landscape. I can assure you, if you have never been light painting before, prepare to have your mind blown! I teach regular group sessions as well as tailored 1:1 sessions if you would prefer more private tuition.
No two Workshops are ever the same…