I am Rob, a Norwich Photographer. I have been photographing weddings all over the UK for the last ten years.
I won’t used the cliched “passion” word which you will see all over photography webites but I have taken pictures as far back as I can remember.
I am a very visual person and have a camera with me at all times, whether it just be the one on my iPhone, my trusty Fuji x100 [ which I love] or my full works kit. I see patterns in things, faces in clouds, animals in flames. In addition to my wedding work I supply stock photography across a wide range of subject material to Getty Images and put images of things that just interest me on my Instagram account.
With my first camera a second hand Canon AE1 I learned my craft by spending my pocket money each week on “little envelopes of dissappointment” from Boots, in order to become the photographer that I am today.
Since those days I have shot many weddings and, heavily influenced by photojournalists, have developed my love of a documentary style of shooting.
When I first became a Norwich photographer I took a City & Guilds course and went on to become the first person in the area to be awarded the C&G gold medal for excelIence. Following this success I was invited back to become a tutor teaching City & Guilds photography to others as an adult education evening class. I also run photography workshops around the country for the Field Studies Council.
My works is strongly influenced by documentary photographers, and photojournalists. I shoot a lot of personal work and projects as I constantly strive to improve.
I enjoy shooting street photography as this relates directly to how I shoot my wedding photography. Documenting and recording fleeting moments without having control over what is going on around me. The process help develop ” an eye” and helps with anticipation of moments about to happen. As a Norwich Photographer most of this goes on in my home town, purely because of convenience. When time allows I love to travel to another town or city and soak up the atmosphere and people.
The Homelife of a Norwich Photographer
Home for me consists of a hive of creative activity. My wife, Rachel is a one woman craft club – constantly making, painting, knitting, baking & sewing. I spend my time photographing her doing these activities for stock photography. Through making Photofilms for my wedding work, I have developed a love of film editing, making slide shows and music videos. The children are film directors and musicians. As with most creatives – we don’t always have a tidy house, [Rachel is far worse than me] but there is a constant buzz of activity.
Norwich photographer – Life beyond photography.
When I am not photographing weddings,I like to sail my racing dinghy at Hickling Broad. This proves to be a constant source of frustration for me. I have won a couple of cups but am no where near as good as I’d like to be. It is a great means of escape though as it is virtually impossible to worry about other things when trying to go as fast as possible without capsizing! Sailors will know what I mean..
We travel to The Lake District regularly and love nothing more than spending a day up on the fells. As a natural ” townie” I also have an extreme fondness for Bristol.
We watch a lot of films and I particularly like the black and white, Film Noir, movies which are still a strong influence in my photography. I like going to art galleries,for inspiration but get bored quickly.
I really enjoy a live band but tend to prefer the atmosphere of a local band in a pub to the giant arena tour type gig.
We walk Ted, our wire haired fox terrier on the beach, and are lucky to have coastline only about 30mins from us in several directions.It is an ambition to walk the entire Norfolk coast one day.