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Hi I'm Keith, I'm a self taught professional photographer. I used to have an issue saying that but I'm pleased to say not any more, there's a lot of us out there. I started back in the late '80s and have run a successful photography business ever since. In those days there was only film and of course I made lots of mistakes costly mistakes. I used both colour and black and white film back then and film, processing and developing wasn't cheap but boy what a great way to learn, I loved it!
Who was my inspiration? I get asked this a lot .. to be fair there are many but I guess I would say Jean Loup Sieff. My wife bought me a book of his images and he inspired me to really concentrate on black and white. Others would be Robert Doisneau because of his street photography and also Mario Testino I love the movement he creates in an image. One of the things these photographers have in common is that they photograph people. You'll notice as you look through my work most of my images are of people in a street photography setting. It's a lovely thing photographing people making that connection with them whether it's just meeting someone I find interesting on the street or shooting models for a fashion client or a simple family portrait the connection you achieve with people is wonderful.
What has photography given me? A way to express myself, simple as that. I'm dyslexic, a lot of creative people are I'm told, but yes that's what photography has given me and it's so important for everyone, to be able to express themselves. I have recently started to work with disadvantaged young adults helping them to express themselves through photography and I see the change it has made in them, I find this very rewarding.
Throughout my photography career I've also been to some fabulous places which I probably wouldn't have had it not been for photography and I've met and worked with some great people along the way.
So in a nutshell that's me I'm a photographer passionate about photography and always will be, and now I want to pass that passion on. That's what this site is about really, I want to pass on my experience, my knowledge and help as many people as I can to achieve what they want from their own photography. ( I was going to say 'journey' there but I'll give that a miss!)
If you'd like to know more about my working experience you'll find information on the next page under 'My Experience' funnily enough. In the meantime I hope you enjoy looking around my website and if you feel I can help you in anyway with your photography just get in touch.
Here is where I can tell you about my work experience and some of the clients I have worked with. I have listed some at the bottom of the page.
Starting back in the late '80s learning my trade I had my first professional job for Ronson the lighter people and from there I literally just went cold calling knocking on doors to get some work, build a portfolio and of course a name clients could rely on.
I have now been a successful professional photographer for over 35 years and have worked in many areas for different blue chip companies as well as individual small businesses.
I then added several universities and colleges throughout the UK to my client list delivering lectures not just on photography but also the business side of running a photography business. I created photography masterclasses for them recreating real life scenarios such as wedding photography so their clients could gain some experience in a real life situation and also taking some to cities in Europe to experience fashion shoots.
I've mentored amateurs and professional photographers as well as working as a Photography consultant for businesses wanting to expand their business online, helping them create their own studio set up for their own needs.
At the beginning of 2013, I became an Ilford Partner one of only a few world wide, delivering masterclasses to lecturers, students, and competition winners.
The universities I have worked for are Northumbria University, Teesside University, York St John University, Brighton University, South Essex College, Newcastle College, Cleveland College of Art and Design and worked as a Photography mentor and mentored many professional photographers through Digital City Teesside.
Companies I have worked for are BBC, Laura Ashley, Barker and Stonehouse, Hilton Hotels, BigDug and many more independent businesses.
You've probably noticed already that my work is mainly black and white and you'd be right. I love black and white so for my own personal work this is what I prefer. I shoot using mainly film cameras, I have a selection to choose from, 35mm or medium format and large format. I love the challenge of shooting street portraits in large format as it creates interest from people and is a great conversation starter. I do occasionally use digital especially my Leica Monochrome.
For my commercial clients I shoot colour and obviously use digital cameras again 35mm or a larger format depending on what the end result the client needs.
So have a browse through this selection of my images I really hope you like them.
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