Christchurch Architectural Photographer
Although as a photographer I love to shoot a variety of styles and genres, one branch of photography that has always captivated me is architectural photography. That is why I choose to dedicate half of my professional working time to this passion.
I come from a background of art, design and creativity. Although I did very well academically throughout my schooling and college, I was always drawn towards design, art, and creative pursuits. After studying Art and Design at college I attended the University of Teesside’s prestigious computing department where I got my degree in Creative Visualisation (That’s code for 3D computer graphics, CGI animation and rendering etc).
Due to health issues at the time I had to leave that path behind me. I soon began on a path of photographic adventure and haven’t looked back since.
I got my first digital camera back in the late 1990’s and that ignited in me a passion for photography that I still embrace today. Back then I was photographing anything and everything but looking back it’s easy to see a common theme; a love of photographing architecture (link to architecture on tour).
Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining
The devastation of the Christchurch Earthquake’s brought about tragedy and suffering for many. My wife and I included. But the central city’s blank canvas has brought about an opportunity for re-development, new creativity and new possibilities. I am very excited by the potential of what the visionary architects and designers will produce for our beloved Christchurch and I am equally excited to be involved in photographically documenting the evolution of the next stage in this city’s skyline.