This was a crucial juncture in my career in the horse world: by shooting for the riders, rather than for editors, I learned exactly what people want to see in their photos. Perhaps more importantly, I learned what they would never buy - and I realised just how often many photographers were offering up those throwaway shots.
You’d be forgiven for thinking I spend my professional life in a field or an arena, but actually, my photography business is very varied. Alongside working as an equestrian photographer, I cover social and corporate events, weddings, and, increasingly, commercial work for a range of clients.
Commercial clients range from big multinational companies, who hire me for weeks at a time, to sole traders who might need an hour of my time to photograph a single product. For the last five years I have covered Burghley Horse Trials for the title sponsor Land Rover. In 2019 Land Rover extended that contract to cover all of their sponsored equestrian events.
Commercial shoots are bespoke to the client, so to get a better idea of what I might be able to provide for your business, check out my commercial portfolio and blog.
Between December and June I fulfil a voluntary role as Public Relations Officer for Midlands Pointing, the organisation that manages and controls amateur horse racing in the Midlands. This requires me to combine photography with journalism, as well as producing content for the web and social media.
To date, my work has appeared on the covers of over 40 national and international magazine titles
, most of the national newspapers, and an increasing number of books too. Every month, I’m published somewhere – but it never gets any less exciting to see how, and where, my work has been used this time.