All about me....
It's about seeing the picture before you pick up the camera.
I have been a photographer my whole life, ever since I was first given a camera by my father, when I was about 8. He was a stickler for getting the light right, we always had to pose for what seemed like eternity whilst he got his light metre out and check his SLR settings!
For me, it has always been about capturing what I see. It isn't about just about holding a camera, pointing it in the right direction and pressing a button. It's about seeing the picture before you pick up the camera and press the button.
The world itself excites me, after living and working for 13 years in countries in Europe, USA, Australia and Asia, it's given me the travel bug to explore even more. I've been lucky to travel in all continents except South America and Antarctica. I'm not great in the cold, so I won't be adding Antarctica to my list, but I would love to tour South America one day.
I started this business up in October 2020 after 17 years working in the weddings and events industry. Sadly, COVID19 made it impossible for me to carry on and during lockdown I found myself using my camera as a way to keep me busy and happy. After months of deliberation I decided to sell by events business, Emma Bunting, and focus solely on my photograph - my "Ikigai" - something that I both love and am passionate about.
The beauty of modern technology allows me to play with each individual image. The creative process then becomes more like developing a work of art, rather than a photograph. The image captured, may be still, but the passion, feelings and emotions evoked within that stillness are completely alive.
I live on the beautiful NE coast overlooking the sea at Cullercoats.
"North East Life" at the Tyne Bank Brewery Tap, Byker
Photos on display from 14th April for one month.
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