An image reminds us of who we are,

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who our family is and why the bond is so strong.

The fact that I get invited photograph peoples families is a very humbling thing for me and I take the responsibility and trust that these families have put in me and my skills very seriously. To capture the essence of each member of the family , and then to make an image that describes what it means to be a part of this family unit is a big responsibility , and over the years I have worked hard to hone my skills to a point where I can now deal with just about anything.  You can’t rattle me, not even with preoccupied Dads , opinionated 2 year olds , or 6 month old labradors    (Although I would prefer that they don’t all happen at the same session! ) The secret for me, is to engage with each of my subjects on their terms, and to give them enough time and space for their real personality to shine through - I get told a lot that I am a patient man!I believe that what we do is important, and the results of our work, the images, will grow in importance every year. In 2 years time, in 10 years time in 100 years time , the single moment captured will take on more and more meaning. It is therefore vital that the photographs we produce are made in such a way that they can stand the test of time, and that their archival integrity remains intact over time.In this age of selfies and snapchat, a beautifully shot, archival produced art print is a rare thing, but that’s okay , because the  true moments  that describe a relationship and which form the basis of memories are equally as rare to capture in a single image - its something I have been training for my whole life.

 

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Faces of Launceston


Faces of Launceston is a photographic project that I have been doing for the last 19 years. This TVC was from the 206 exhibition that focused on the Next Generation - the young people who are doing good things with and for the community

 

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Slices of Life - Generations

Generations

 

 

 

Why not organise an extended family session, all the kids, the in-laws and the outlaws, the grand kids, cats and dogs. What a wonderful way to record your family with all the joy and enthusiasm that being a family brings. This is not normally a quiet peaceful session, rather it is more like a whirlwind that smashes its way through the day, but then, that’s what families are like - aren’t they? A great chance to make a number of the stages of life images in the one session, and to explore those special bonds that develop within families

 

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Slices of Life - Pregnancy

Slices of Life - Pregnancy
PREGNANCY
 
Chicken or egg? Start or finish? A life in portraits starts with pregnancy. Those first images before the birth day, the obvious bond between mother and her unborn child,
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Slices of Life - Family

Slices of Life - Family
FAMILY
 
Family portraiture captures a moment in time. For your family now, and for generations to come. The images that we take
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portrait blog

portrait blog

For years now I have been shooting all of my portraits in classical, elegant Black and White. This medium cuts through the camouflage of colour. In order to be successful as an photograph

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