My name is Phil and I love taking photographs.
I’m a Sussex photographer living in Brighton. I specialise in shooting landscape and wedding photographs, but I’m available for a variety of different photographic services.
The alarm goes off either around 3.00am in the summer or around 6.30am in the winter. I get up, throw on lots of layers of clothing (even in summer), grab the camera, filters, tripod and maps and set out for a morning of photography. I generally take pictures in the early morning as that’s the best time to photograph because the light is gorgeous, but I also usually get home and then have the day to process the images and catch up on my other professional work.
I’ve been doing a tour of Sussex this past year, collecting photographs at different locations, as well as surveying the locations for future shoots in different seasons and at different times of day. I enjoy climbing the hills of the downs in the early hours or relaxing in the morning breeze by the coast waiting for the magic hour and the sunrise.
Planning shoots is pretty meticulous, checking the tide times and sun movements for the day, as well as browsing maps and walking websites to reconnoitre the location. I make notes whilst shooting and then write these up for the blog (coming soon) which is packed with helpful tips on landscape photography and pretty useful if you’re looking for photos of certain walks in the Sussex area.
I’ve been photographing professionally for over 10 years, from being a budding college student, going through Brighton University and getting my BA in Editorial Photography to being a freelance photographer in Sussex. I also work as an event, portrait and commercial photographer for clients in London, Surrey, Essex, Kent and throughout the South East of England. I also spend some of my time tutoring photography at an Adult Education Charity called Friends Centre in Brighton.
I also like relaxing on Sundays after a wedding or climbing hills and walking in the countryside. I love cooking, vegetarian food, the British countryside (particularly open water and the Sea), real ale/beer and wine (Cotes du Rhone), Radio 2, Jeremy Vine (& Tim Vine!) history books, Scandinavian crime dramas, Game of Thrones (Books and TV) and 80’s music.