About Me

Based in York, I am a self-taught, award-winning photographer. A background in architecture and graphic design has given me a keen eye for detail and composition. The desire to find the shot in the most mundane or ordinary locations drives my passion.

My interest in photography started from a very early age. During my employment as a graphic designer I used a dark room to develop prints for use in exhibitions. Frustrated by the lengthy time it took to develop the prints, I quickly fell out of love with rolls of film! The ability to quickly see results in digital photography fast-tracked my trial-and-error approach to self learning.

Primarily a landscape photographer, I have a keen interest in exploring other aspects of photography. More recently, product photography has played a key role in my learning and understanding of light. 

I am extremely proud to have had 3 images commended in The Landscape Photographer of the Year competition 2016, this being by far the highlight of my photography career. All 3 images are aerial shots taken with my drone. My work has also featured in publications such as Outdoor Photography, Photography Week, Amateur Photographer Magazine and PhotoPlus magazine and I have been invited as an expert judge with Photocrowd.com, a web based photography competition and image hosting site.

I have recently undertaken commissioned work on behalf of The New and Used Boat Co., Partners PR, S Harrison Developments Ltd, John Smith Architects, Smith Dimes Architectural Illustration and, alongside my current employment with CSP Architects.

Please contact me at studio@drawswithlight.co.uk to check availability for commissioned work. My day rate is £400 plus expenses. Please contact me for a quotation on aerial work.

My kit bag contains Canon's range of professional photography equipment which includes:-

  • DJI Inspire Pro, 15mm f/1.7 and Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm f/1.8 Lens
  • Canon 5D Mark III
  • Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens
  • Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM lens
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens
  • Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro lens
  • Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT and 480EXII Flashguns
  • Elinchrom 400/400 D-Lite 4 RX Studio Lighting Kit
  • Lee Filters - ND hard and soft grad, Big and Little Stopper ND filters
  • Manfrotto tripod and 410 geared head