My love of photography started at an early age
when I was bought my first camera; a bright shiny red one
(with its own pop up flash that impressed me greatly).
My enjoyment of the craft grew when I discovered the dark room (Set up by my Father in his loft). Many nights were spent with the smell of photographic chemicals and the loud tick of the stop clock in the dark whilst images appeared as if by magic!
As a teenager, my passion grew for the arts. Alongside my art A-Level, I attached a photography course to further my knowledge in the field and by then had been seduced by a Pentax SLR! Big, black, but not so shiny.
I gained a degree in Contemporary Craft in 1998 from Manchester Metropolitan University specialising in metals and ceramics. Throughout my course I used photography to gather information about the world around me to then transfer the ideas and inspiration that the camera gave me into 3D creations.
From 1998-2004 I worked for habitat with their visual team. This gave me invaluable skills in management, timekeeping and planning as well as the fun things like interior design, composition and space management. I was chosen for a one woman exhibition of my photographic work by habitat which was held in one of their stores. My images were a sell out! This convinced me that I wasn't the only one who liked my work!
In 2004 I started my own business.
All my endevours have brought me to where I am today, and all enhance what I do on a daily basis. Have a browse around my gallery or take a look at the work I've done for my clients to see for yourself.
Photo: Kimberly (Age 4) by Dad Rainford