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I am incredibly lucky to wake up each day and pick up a camera for a living, sometimes it might be for a single image, other days for two thousand. I’ve been fortunate to photograph out of helicopters at 4000m in the French Alps and in the deserts of Morocco in 40 plus degree heat. For me, it doesn’t really matter where I am, it’s the quality of the subject and light that are most important. When you photograph people, who are truly in love, there is no easier or more satisfying job in my eyes; you get to witness that love first hand. Not just between the couple, but from their family, their closest friends and just maybe from that distant uncle who flew over from Tasmania.
I’ve always love shooting film, Kodak Portra film to be precise. It has the colour palette that I visualise when taking an image in my head, and handles natural light in a way that it feels when I push the shutter. Nothing beats seeing the big medium format scans from my lab after a wedding or editorial shoot. It’s so exciting; everything is there for you, the colours, the tones, the gradation between light and dark, the crispness, and so much more. I’ve shot digital, both medium format and 35mm before, and shot some images that I’ve really loved. But that’s the difference. It’s always been a couple of images I’ve loved out of hundreds. When I get my scans back from my lab technicians after a shoot on the Kodak Portra film I fall in love with EVERYTHING.
If I am shooting an image, the chances are that Claudia will be close by. I am thankful she travels with me on most of my projects, she seamlessly blends from nippy film loader to Print Store manager and continues to inspire me daily.
She can be found wandering the streets or museums of Paris whenever given the chance, and has an enormous love of macaron and Champagne, which is why we're perfect together.