Hi there, I’m Chris. This is the part where I tell you a bit about myself and show you a photograph of me trying to look good. I obviously failed in finding that photograph, so I created this collage to hopefully show you a little more about me, than a single photo.
I am a full time photographer from Nottingham, right in the centre of the East midlands. I live with my Partner Emma, and our 1 year old son Alex, (he’s the one yawning on the far right).
I love Mountain biking, camping, and general outdoors stuff, and not to mention photography, which is a big part of my life. Thinking back to the very early days I had more of a fascination with cameras than I did with photography. I remember buying my first 35mm SLR camera and being so excited about the concept of taking some amazing photos. I was really eager to get the first film developed and see what I had produced. The moment they handed the prints over the counter to me, I was unwrapping them to see the results. Well I was sure blown away by how bad they were. It was at that point that I realised a good camera doesn’t always equate to good photos.
Fortunately I persevered and then when the digital camera revolution hit, I was a convert. I loved the way I could experiment and see immediate results, it really made me understand how the camera worked. In one week of owning a digital camera I had taken more photos than I had over the past five years of owning a film camera.
What I love about photography is it’s ability to trigger memories from our lives (I know thats a bit cliche). When I look through old holiday photos, they trigger off so many detailed memories and emotions about that time. This is why I love photographing weddings. It is a huge honour to create something that will be looked at in years to come, and will mean so much to a couple and their family.
Photography for me has always been about creating something that is real, capturing life as it unfolds in front of me. I want people to look at my photos and remember exactly how they were feeling, the emotions, the tears, the dancing…….the hangover! (I won’t be around to photograph that fortunately).