So Who Am I?

Hi there, I am Phill. I am an Englishman abroad, married to my lovely Cypriot bride with two beautiful children.

I have not always been a professional photographer but I do believe I have always had photographs within me, much in the same way that, as they say, everyone has a book in them!.

Dalliancing with the medium while I lived in Italy, the thought had never entered my mind to take it further as a career. Something was missing, an ingredient, a spark. As passionate as I was living in captivating Tuscan landscapes and medieval urban environments, I guess I just wasn’t a meant to be a landscape photographer!

When my first child was born (Hi Emily!) it was unbridled emotion that brought me back to this most expressive of mediums. The spark! For me, recording my devotion for this beautiful little person became a passion. The spark; rekindling my love for form, proportion, composition and creativity. Elements of my former life as a spatial designer flowing into my photographs, creating memorable, unique imagery.

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
Ansel Adams

We are all products of our experiences and I still feel that spark every time I pick up my camera. Except the spark is your event, your partner or your child! Each event I attend is a trigger for my own emotions, my own feelings and experiences. In all honesty I am rather soft at heart and a slight romantic, so immersing myself in you and your experience with unbridled enthusiasm is what I like to best!

Let me tell your story

For me each event is a unique opportunity. I have the freedom and privilege to document your story as it unfolds, in a creative and emotive way. Moments of intimacy, tears, laughter, movement, reflection, joy; it’s all there and it’s yours in print for ever!

I capture your childhood dream! Being an integral part of the celebrations, but all the while also being discretely detached from it is my style. Getting to know family and guests, the friendships and relationships between them is a natural part of what I do and yet when I capture an image you will never know it! Immersing myself in the event, mingling and sharing a joke or two with family and guests, allows me a lighthearted perspective from which beautiful imagery naturally flows, and yet client have often told me they never saw me take the shot. It’s a vanishing trick!

“Which of my photographs is my favourite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow”
Imogen Cunningham