About

I’m an Edinburgh based professional photographer. I’ve been taking photos professionally since around 2007 and in this time I’ve photographed hundreds of weddings, hundreds of properties, possibly thousands of cars and a lot of food.

Prior to becoming a photographer I was heavily into competitive cycling and in my last year of cycling I cycled 14000 miles, but then after a series of really bad accidents and my last one involving teeth getting knocked out, I quit cycling.

I needed a new hobby and I’ve always loved looking at photos of professional cycle races so I thought maybe I could give it a go so after buying initially quite a cheap camera, a Canon EOS 300D, and a couple lenses I ran around the streets of Birmingham looking for things to photograph. Turns out I loved taking photos so I enrolled on a photography evening course, sold my bikes and invested more heavily in my gear (this time a Canon 5D).

A part time course, a HND and a few years later I’m now working as a full time photographer in the gorgeous city of Edinburgh. Edinburgh is a fantastic city with lots of things going on and I live here with my wife, Liv, and our daughter (b: 10/3/2012) Amelia.

Amelia is an awesome little girl, very bright and very funny and she’s also a really incredible little tennis player. Liv on the other hand was for many years a professional chef but events at work and also having a daughter made her want to change career and after just a couple years she’s an increasingly successful illustrator. Her website can be found here: Liv Wan Illustration

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Wifey and myself, drawn in Chengdu, China

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Very rare photo of me! I hate having my photograph taken!