Always interested in the arts, from an early age, I enjoyed the creative process of drawing and painting. My passion for photography started about 20 years ago, when I borrowed my Dads camera to take landscapes while bagging the Scottish Munro Mountains, that’s when my passion really grew.
After joining Her Majesties Royal Marines in 1996, I fell in love with the dramatic landscapes of Dartmoor National Park, Devon. A truly wonderful location, which turned my pass time hobby, into something totally different. Over the years I have built up an exceptional amount of experience from studying photography at one of Europe’s most prestigious photography schools – The Defence School of Photography at RAF Cosford, DSOP, gaining a HND in graphic design, to personal tuition from creative workshops with the UK’s leading portrait and commercial photographers.
After marrying my lovely wife and the joys of a child entering our lives together, capturing the highlights of developmental changes of our child was a wonderful experience, seeing them in print around the home was even better.
From capturing cherished moments of newly married couples to building working relationships with clients, being a photographer has given me many opportunities. My interest continues to be photographing portraiture. For me a creatively executed portrait is an exploration of someone's personality.
I approach wedding and portrait photography with the empathy and understanding of knowing what couples and family’s desire. I want to tell the story, the beauty, the details and the moments. I want to provide my clients with something unique, something that encapsulates them as people and provides them with a story that anyone can read because it’s beautifully told.
My creative process and pre visualisation that I bring to projects has enabled me to further my photography career by working with many clients, from web designers, marketing directors and SME business sectors who require quality from a trusted professional.
When commissioning my services you will be employing a photographer with a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and technical expertise to always achieve the very best. The creation of visual value and quality of long term client - photographer relationships is my priority.
For any current or future photography projects please call Derek on +44 (0) 7886 230 927 to discuss your image requirements.
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