Stuart started working in stills at the age of 16 for commercial ‘table top’ photographers in the UK, mainly high end catalogue shoots, which is often enough to turn anyone away from photography! But not him, he loved it.
Now, he doesn’t take pictures as often as he would like to. When he does get the chance to pick up his stills camera he find it very satisfying and whether it’s on a Scout for a commercial,
a photo of his family or just something that catches his eye, he gives the image the same amount of love and attention.
When creating an image on a shoot he tries to approach it with a fresh eye and give it the individuality it deserves. However, a couple of things are constant in his work; he likes to react to a location and let it influence how he will light and shoot the scene and he’ll always line up the shot handheld & walk about with a camera.
His work as a DP has been informed by his photography work and he sees the two as a combined art. He shoot on various cameras, both old and new, use too many lenses to count and create far too many terabytes of images for his hard drive to handle. His influences today are still the photographers that he studied at 16 years old, photography is a constant, timeless thing…
He feels a lucky guy to have found it & make a living with it.