I'm a documentary and portrait photographer based in the North Of England.
Whist studying for a degree in Fine Art in Hull, the 16mm music videos I had begun making somehow found their way onto the desk of legendary A&R executive Muff Winwood, then at CBS Records who eventually tracked me down and issued an invitation to work in London.
15 years of assignments in London, Dublin & Manchester followed; making music videos and commercials as well as TV and film commissions. I worked with film luminaries like John Hurt, Peter Capaldi and Joss Ackland. I also shot an interview with then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for a documentary – a strange experience for a South Yorkshire lad. I also travelled the world on assignments from war torn Angola and Mozambique to the former Soviet Union, The Far East, North & Central America.
I took a break from film making and photography in 2008 to oversee the return of influential Art Rock band Magazine to stage, screen and recording studio. Five years later I returned to the North to run a degree course in photography. I am currently a Lecturer at The University of Lincoln & I am an External Examiner at University Of West London. I was Artistic Director of The Hull International Photography Festival in 2015 and I have been commissioned by Hull City of Culture to deliver the Hull Beermat Photography Festival with winners chosen by Martin Parr for 2017.
My 4 year project on Elvis Impersonators entitled "The Kings Of England" will be published as a book in 2017 by Bluecoat Press.
2017: Belfast Photography Festival – Group Exhibition “Making Do”
DN Weekend - Group Exhibition "Picture Doncaster"
Art on A Postcard Featured Artist
OD Gallery Instagram Takeover
2016: Impressions Gallery Planet UK competition winner selected by Peter Mitchel
2015: Cooper Gallery Barnsley – The Kings Of England
Bridlington Spa – The Kings Of England
Hull International Photography Festival – The Kings Of England
Bridport Arts Centre – The Kings Of England
2014: 20-21 Visual Arts Centre – The Kings Of England
If you'd like to discuss working with me then please use the contact form.
Photograph by Michael Schultz