Lightpainting means many things to many people. For me, it's the art of adding light where it wouldn't otherwise be. Sometimes you see the light itself; sometimes you only see its effect.
Whether I'm drawing freehand, creating 3D shapes or simply illuminating a subject, what's always key is the location. I work tirelessly to create a balanced scene, using light and colour to address areas of contrast. I'm awed by the night sky so starlight also features heavily in my personal projects.
Gazing into a clear night sky can be a humbling experience but sadly it's a view that's in jeopardy due to increasing levels of light pollution.
Around the UK it's still possible to glimpse the Milky Way if you know where to look; that's something I try to achieve at every opportunity. Elsewhere, using extended exposure times I'm able to use the earth's constant rotation to capture "star trails" arcing through the sky.
A selection of my own favourites.
From the frantic journey to capture a halo of stars around the Angel of the North to frenetic movement of a brightly-coloured sportscar against an equally lurid backdrop, I've chosen these images not just for the techniques they represent but for the memories they evoke.
Cars are designed to move both you and your senses- but that can be a challenging sentiment to convey in a still image.
Night-time provides the ideal backdrop for automotive photography, giving me the chance to create dynamic images on location.
Photo sessions can be tailored to your requirements to include static & motion shots in a range of settings. Prices available on request, subject to brief.
NB This gallery is here as a portfolio to demonstrate my style and provide inspiration; ordering prints from this gallery is disabled at the request of some owners.