Welcome to imcFOTO.

I am a mature/seasoned/aging (depending on your perspective) photographer of all fine things. I have been taking pictures since I was a kid - from the first time I persuaded Dad to "let me have a go". For most of the intervening decades, my photography has been mostly for personal use although I like to think I always had a creative edge to my work.

For the past several years, I have done photo-shoots for strangers (although I like to think of strangers as un-met friends). Photography is a very personal connection at times - at least I think it should be. When everything 'clicks', the model/client reveals their personality to the camera as they would to a trusted friend. The photographer's task is to encourage that and capture it in the images. A photo session has to be very collaborative to be the most productive - so I'd like you to think of that if we ever work together.

As well as the portrait/people side of my portfolio you will find HDR (High Dynamic Range), scenic, food/drink and other types of photos. I doubt I will ever want to shoot a wedding or some other one-chance only event. But I'm open to everything else (and I have had some very off-beat inquiries).

It's true though that I most enjoy photographing people (and no, it's not just young women - but they are pleasing to the eye as well as the camera). I seem to have a way of making people feel at ease. Perhaps it is my easy-going manner or the English accent - whatever it is, it does make a photo session easier if everyone is comfortable.

For sure I am approaching this venture with the intention of being profitable, but given the never-ending tendency to keep spending (you can always seem to justify one more lens or some new bit of software), breaking even would be an achievement at this time! Most of all, I am doing this for fun though and if the pressure or workload ever ovverwhelmed the enjoyment, it would be time to rethink the whole thing.

So if you came here looking to organize a photo-shoot - don't be shy - go to the contacts page and send me an email. I can promise you my best attention while we work out if we can work together and I further commit to striving to make the whole experience of a photo-shoot a very positive one for both of us.

Ian