A creative individual with 12+ years experience & connections in the photography industry offering strategic advice on how to benefit more from the visual side of your business.
Starting out with a basic Kodak Instamatic and flashcubes at the age of 7, my love of, and for, photography has continually grown. Processing my own film and printing my own prints at 15 in the school dark room made me appreciate the finer art involved in what is now such an easy thing to do. I am constantly amazed at the amount of people I see shooting images with a smartphone and how simple things have become.
As a photographer I have had the pleasure of meeting and shooting some very interesting, very inspiring, and at times very famous people, as well as travelling to some outstandingly beautiful places to shoot landscapes and high class hotels.
After working as a commercial photographer for a number of years I moved into the corporate world taking a position at Canon Europe's HQ. Responsible initially for photography, this expanded to video as the world started to call for more content. The role took me to many places around Europe, enabled me to work with some great agencies (TAG Europe, Amigo, Dentsu, Lukkien, Imagination), with some great photographers (Bruno Barbey, Brent Stirton, Gary Knight, Patrick Harrison) and afforded me the opportunity to take photography to a new level whilst there.
From there I moved to Austria for the role of International Photography Manager for Red Bull Media House. Managing teams across Salzburg and Los Angeles, and with their help, I created and drove the photography direction of Red Bull and its affiliated brand Red Bull Photography forward. This encompassed brand building, partnership development, content creation and relationship management with the 500+ photographers globally.
Moving to present day I now operate as a photography consultant. Offering strategic advice to companies on how to build or improve their photographic content or approach to it I finely balance creative and entrepreneurial vision with a strong commercial outlook. , aided by bring opportunities for conversations with wide ranging contacts across the global photography industry to the table.
Needless to say all of this wouldn’t be possible without a considerable understanding of the field of photography gained through many years of having been, and still being, a photographer.
All my photography is available for sale as prints and I still take on commissions.