I am an internationally published freelance photographer, college photography tutor and occasional filmmaker based in the south of England, who seems to spend most of his life on the road and on location in a campervan...
I have been creatively motivated by photography for over forty years, but my interest became obsessive around 2010. I began practising semi-professionally in 2014 and my body of commissioned and published material has gradually evolved since then.
In October of 2017 I was honoured beyond words to be named the UK Landscape Photographer of the Year, winning first prize in the 'Take a View'LPOTY competition - so it seems only appropriate that you should all now refer to me as: El Poty.
Better than El presidente and almost as good as El Duderino, right?!
In addition to LPOTY 2017, I was a category finalist in OPOTY 2017 (the outdoor photographer of the year competition); eight of my images, across three categories, were shortlisted for OPOTY 2016; and I was an OPOTY 2015 finalist. With my series 'Artists in Residences' I was in the initial shortlist stage of the 2013 Taylor Wessing National Portrait Gallery competition.
Anyway, enough of that... Basically, I am dedicated to celebrating the beauty of Great Britain's coast, countryside and architecture through my photography, examples of which regularly appear in major newspapers, magazines and online editorial galleries. The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Observer, The Mail, The Express and The Mirror all feature my work and I have had images published in numerous countries, including the US, Italy, France, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Russia, Australia and China.
My work is represented nationally and internationally by Barcroft Media and Getty images.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experiences with students and aficionados of photography and I regularly give illustrated presentations to photographic societies, schools and colleges. I host workshop tours in beautiful regions of the UK and I have residential creative photography courses running throughout the academic year at West Dean College, near Chichester.
For those interested in advancing their photography technique through personal mentoring, I offer one-to-one and small group tuition. I also teach post-production image refinement and interpretation methods using Adobe software.
Please get in touch through my website contact page.