Growing up in Dumfries and Galloway, I’ve always had an appreciation for the outdoors, a love of land and beautiful scenery and happy family memories of running around Sandyhills beach.
I moved to Edinburgh when I was 18 to study Computer & Applied Mathematics at Napier, before going down a corporate route working in IT for 25 years in a bank,
It wasn’t until a chance redundancy from my IT job in 2012 that I had the opportunity to buy my first SLR camera, realise a long-held dream, and make my living from professional photography.
I love that my photos can help others whose business depends on quality imagery to sell their services. I love challenging technology to get creative and bring out the beauty that can be found pretty much anywhere. I love that I can be part of showcasing this beautiful country we live in. And I love to see the joy on people’s faces when they look at my images and feel the same magic of the moment that I also feel.
It’s not all about photography though… well, actually… on second thoughts it probably is!
My partner is also a photographer and between us we’re rarely without a camera.
We are often found poring over portfolios of an evening, editing, archiving, producing… not because we have to but because it’s something that we both enjoy working on together.
My other pride and joy is my motorhome – which give me the freedom to go around the country at any time of year, stop pretty much anywhere, understand the place and learn when to get the best shots possible.
When I’m not on land, I’m airborne – that’s to say I’m a fully qualified, certified drone-pilot.
I admit it was a landmark day for me when I was issued my Permission for Aerial Work by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority).
I feel I can really offer viewers a sense of scale and place that photos that may not always be possible from the ground. It feels good to learn new things and keep moving forward.
I work with a range of clients – from businesses wanting to promote their holiday services or properties, tourism companies who want to entice visitors through beautiful images, individuals who want to record a special time or place.
My photos and videos are regularly featured by Visit Scotland and I have worked with a variety of clients such as OranNaMara, Whitefalls Spa, FirChlis, Peter May, Maximillian events, Scottish Tourer, Motorhome Escapes, Spirit of the Spey, Lord Jim Sailing, Canary Sail and I had some time-lapse footage on BBC TV.
It’s great to meet the people behind the projects, to experience new angles and places, and to see my work as part of something bigger.
I’m delighted you stopped by and hope you enjoy viewing my website.
See you soon,
I love taking photos around Scotland, please visit my photo print shop for a look at some of my favourite images.
“There is an emotion, a magic, a sense, a feeling for the beholder. I want my photos to capture that enchantment.”
“Through my pictures, I want you to see what I see, feel the atmosphere, and experience the beauty of a place. I want your special place to speak through its photographs”