I have been taking photographs professionally for over 20 years, during which I have been to many diverse locations, photographed numerous subjects and so far enjoyed every bit of it. The main area that I’m known for is photographing people, often in tricky circumstances or with tight time constraints, and as always the clients are expecting that ‘front cover shot’. These locations can be in noisy factories, up towers, on boats, on giant cranes over container ships, and in pig farms as on a recent ad shoot for Merial. Other times I am in my own studio in Hertfordshire or hiring ones in London, shooting for ads and brochures mainly. Having photographed food ever since leaving Art College in 1988, it is not until in the lasts six years that it has really taken off on the food front with commissions from food manufacturers, importers and restaurants; my studio now being equipped with a fitted kitchen, high-end digital cameras and new digital lighting. You can see my food shots here: www.dj-foodphotos.com Whatever the brief, it is often to create more than just an ordinary photo of the subject, perhaps using my composition and lighting skills to highlight the best attributes, or organisational ability to put together an entire shoot, models / location / prop hire etc… I have had articles written about my photography in several magazines, exhibited my photos in London and on a travelling exhibition, won various awards, and have appeared on BBC2 earlier in 2009 as a food photographer on the ‘Ready Steady Cook’ show hosted by Ainsley Harriott. For more information and images, have a look at my main web-site: www.dj-photo.com
Client: Bosch UK
Photographs for series of consumer ads.
Client: Importer of Fruit
To photograph a wide selection of varieties of tomatoes to illustrate a book.
Client: Smith Ltd.
To illustrate the eastern regional government's Regional Economic Strategy publication.