I am fortunate enough to have had a fulfilling career as a principal model which has taken me to some beautiful locations in mainly Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan. After a decade of modeling and a portfolio of superb photos behind me I wanted to explore the exciting field of photography and utilise my creative talent and keen eye for beauty.
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I feel I always had a flair for photography which I knew I ultimately wanted to pursue, but at that time my life was more focused on establishing myself in the world of modeling. After some years, the opening of a model agency in Hong Kong was my next career step which gave me the much needed experience in the business side of the industry. The vast majority of the models I signed up were new-comers to the industry without adequate portfolio photographs. In many cases the photographers who supplied pictures for the portfolios didn’t capture quite what I wanted. Following the advice of a friend I bought a Nikon body camera and lens which I still have, and use today, the rest is history!
I already had a sound understanding of the composition of a photo background. I loved experimenting with aspects of lighting and delighted in ways to make ordinary photos extraordinary. I captured some beautiful head shots and body shots and soon moved onto more elaborate fashion and beauty shots which meant the models were able to create a composite card and a range of photos for their own portfolios.
Calls from advertising agencies and fashion brands soon followed and the positive reaction to my photos meant I was able to build my collection and start expanding my client base. I was commissioned by a high end lingerie and swim wear company to take the images for their global catalogue. After further seasonal contracts with the lingerie company my own portfolio was created and an advertising photographic career was born.
I worked hard in the ensuing years as an advertising photographer with fashion magazines; improving and experimenting with different lighting and shooting techniques. Working with many different types of cameras was important and I worked tirelessly with a variety of lenses and lighting until I was happy with my results. I gathered as many different photographic backdrop environments as possible and am now able to shoot virtually anything, though tend to be more comfortable with land as opposed to aerial shots.
In my photography career which now spans almost 20 years I have worked on a number of prestigious advertising campaigns and with renowned fashion brands. I have joined up with a number of the 4A advertising agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, JWT, Leo Burnett, TBWA, BBDO and M&C Saatchi.
I am now slowing down a little to take time out for my two lovely girls and I only take advertising photography commissions that don’t involve too much traveling or pre-production work. I am based in Northampton but regularly travel around the UK and still have clients in Hong Kong and Asia who on occasion book me for their campaigns.