Originally from the UK, I’m an enthusiastic and rather geeky amateur photographer who currently resides in Toronto, Canada.
Photography seems to suit my restless nature and ever-decreasing attention span. I’m an opportunist who moves quickly and impatiently from subject to subject, then sometimes back again. This is not necessarily an effective way of working in photography, but it seems to help keep me sane and boredom at arm’s length!
When people ask me about my style or genre, I’m never really sure how to respond. Whimsical, perhaps? Opportunist?
I generally just shoot anything that takes my fancy or amuses me. Though most of my pictures are taken while abroad, I wouldn’t call myself a travel photographer. I suppose I do take a lot of landscapes as well as shots of statues, buildings, and ruins. And I have more than a slight penchant for horror, gothic, noir, and abstraction. Urban decay and grime also tend to get my juices flowing!
Equipment-wise, I work with my trusty, compact, and relatively inexpensive Nikon D5600 DSLR (earlier pics were taken on a D5100 and a D40). Having more recently overcome my aversion to changing glass, I now own several Nikon DX lenses including an:
- 35mm prime
- 18-200mm (my workhorse of yesteryear but now effectively retired)
I also enjoy endlessly tweaking and experimenting with my images in Lightroom, Photoshop, and sometimes the free version of Nik Collection. My post-processing mostly revolves around black & white conversions, contrast tweaking, split toning, and texture blending. In fact, I probably spend more time messing around in Lightroom than I do behind my camera!
The rest of my time is spent playing video games, searching for a pet monkey that can play the accordion, and stockpiling supplies and weapons in readiness for the imminent zombie apocalypse. Will you be ready the undead starting feasting on your neighbours?