“I used to be a bit shy in social situations, but with camera in hand, I can photograph the world!”
Liz Drake, Photographer, Practical Photographer Magazine, March 2013.
That for me sums up what being a professional photographer is all about. I LOVE shooting events, conferences; weddings; documenting people in life and at work. For me, great photographic coverage results from connecting with the people I photograph. I make connections with the people I photograph, no matter what the event; from conferences; large corporate events; a town study; documenting ‘a day in the life of a school’; to an intimate wedding; for me successful photography is achieved by making that connection, observing what is going on and pressing the shutter button when the moment is right. My professional working methodology was confirmed when I was chosen to attend world famous Magnum photographer Martin Parr’s workshop at the Magnum Print Room in London in August 2012.