It’s a matter of light and depth.
I was born in Hackney, London to Guyanese parents and grew up with a healthy curiosity about how light affects the things around me.
As a photographer my inspiration is and will always be the effect light has on the things around me and this fuels my passion for taking pictures. Unfortunately this is also one of the main reasons I've struggled with the concept of specialising.
My fascination with people was the reason I picked up a camera as a curious boy, so portrait work was inevitable and this is where my professional career began. Today, although I still shoot portraits, I lean more towards architecture, Interior and advertising. The latter suits me fine as it gives me the freedom to work across many genres. It's about communicating with imagery and this offers a challenge I can never resist.
I have been associated with OLYMPUS Digital UK since November 1999 and during this time have exhibited work with a host of celebrated photographers that included David Bailey, Patrick Lichfield, Mary McCartney Donald and John Swannell.
With a philosophy based on light, shapes and space I’m constantly working on personal projects as a means of creative growth.
I take inspiration from many things in life but topping the list is my partner and son whose patience and love I could never do without.
Cleveland is also qualified tutor offering bespoke photography classes and workshops at www.righteyedominant.org
I like to work closely with architects and/or developers to understand the trials, tribulations and passions of their projects. I enjoy the challenge of working to specifications and, dare I say, tight deadlines.
The philosophy for my work is Light, Shapes & Space. I identify the best time of day for the light, find the best perspective to communicate what the key focuses are and use the space in my viewfinder to compose and present.
Your vision is my passion. Capturing your concept and the details that illustrate your style and creativity is my main objective. Your work inspires and captures the imagination of it's dwellers or visitors and mine is to showcase yours.
We both rise to the challenges of working with space. Yours could be anything from the smallest room in the house to a grand hall and, mine is how to capture it in my frame. Once you have completed your challenge then mine begins. With your direction I have no doubts that I'll complete mine.
My speciality is visual communication and I'm constantly working towards ways to improve. Over the years this has been rewarded by the commissions I have been grateful to receive.
Being involved with a project at the earliest stages greatly improves my ability to realise your vision. I'm just as happy conceptualising as I am working to carefully detailed directions.