I approach shooting as a collaboration. It is not about 'me', it is about 'us'. Working together to create an image that speaks to its audience, tells the story clearly and has equal amounts of truth and beauty residing within it. I love achieving this.
I make shoots special by creating an atmosphere. I enquire about what kind of music the subject would like to listen to, about what kinds of images they like so I can see what they see in the vision of the finished product. I make sure that we are always having fun, that there is plenty of liquids. Its a rather bohemian experience - whether it is on the street or in the studio.
I have yet to enter any competitions.
I started weights training because I fell in love with my (heavy) 200mm lens.