My passion to create wonderful images drives me although I am a DP who is comfortable to blend the roles of artist and technician.
Since becoming freelance in 1997, my work has been broadcast around the world and My CV encompasses a wide range of genres. My work includes high profile documentaries on sensitive subjects (including Paedophiles, The War in Afghanistan, The Holocaust and Racism in the Police), high end corporates (clients include Cisco, EY, PwC, McClaren Racing & Novatis) as well as television idents. More recently, I have begun to work on narrative drama material.
But whatever I do, I bring the same high level of creative input and professionalism to every project.
My extensive experience has allowed my to gain a wealth of artistic insight and technical knowledge and these combined assets have allowed me to find effective solutions to problems that arise in both large and small scale productions.
Over the years I have worked with some inspiring directors and have used those experiences to develop my story-telling abilities and to anticipate what directors and editors might need. This is one reason that producers have often felt confident enough to allow me to work alone on occasions, directing the action or picking up on crucial story lines.
But what continues to drive me the most is composing and lighting great shots and making the most of the tools I have available - be that a couple of 800w Redheads or a full lighting truck with sparks and gaffers. I enjoy spending time watching films and TV drama to work out how they achieved the look and looking at new developments in lighting equipment.
As someone who came from a TV background and who has a continued interest in developing technology, I can offer a great deal of knowledge on how to get the best out of the new breed of electronic cameras such as the Alexa, F55 and RED. However, I am just at home with film and love the look, discipline and attention working with it demands.
Directors have told me that one reason they like working with me is that whilst I have a pleasant, easy going nature I will always push to make the pictures the best they possibly can be. It is these attributes that are the reason my name is on the preferred lists of some of the country’s top production companies.