Accolade Photography - United Kingdom
Driven by a passion at the start of my career to create exciting images of industry, my peers couldn't understand my enfactuation when all around was the possibility of photographing scantilly dressed women.
That was over twenty years ago.
It must just be a way of seeing. Or an appreciation of the skills invested by others in many of the things I photograph which still provides the drive. Most of the time I look back and see that my passion to create eyecatching images is born out of situations which otherwise would not command a second glance. After executing such an image it still fills me with pride that I have a skill to see beyond the obvious and deliver a combination of composition, lighting and creativity which still fulfills the brief yet with flourish of excitement.
If the economics of photography would permit it would be a delight to create all those 'other' images that can be seen yet still await a suitable brief for execution.
I have experience in the Automotive, Chemical, Oil, Electronic, Rail, Construction, Manufacturing, Steel and most other industries that you care to mention. With unfamiliar processes I love the site visit where every nut and bolt of a process is described like the expectations for a new born child and precision engineering is happenning at 100 miles an hour (all parameters accounted for).
I shoot UK and Europe up to now, although my skills are readily transportable.
Oh, and I have big cameras, medium cameras and small cameras. Film or digital. And although the wet processes are being used less and less, my images can still make your mouth water!
Hanging onto Cranes, Crawling through Drains, Swinging from Ropes, Standing in Rain, Working till late, Smiling all day :) .... Simply doing the business.
Canny Brow Barn, Gatebeck, Kendal
LA8 0HS England
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