My career has spanned both film and digital photography, during which I have gained a wealth of experience and expertise in both studio and location assignments.
In the early days, I was commissioned by some of the best London auction houses – Spinks, Sotheby’s, Baldwins – to photograph collections of objets d’art for their catalogues. This proved to be a rich seam of work that led to projects with private collectors and organisations and resulted in the publication of a number of exquisite books. The high point was being commissioned to originate all photography for the Treasures of Islam exhibition at the Musee d’Art, Geneva as well as the accompanying exhibition book. Photography of historic Islamic art and coinage became my calling card and opened many doors to major banks and institutions throughout the Middle East.
In parallel with working in the fine art market, I have forged a successful business as a commercial still life photographer, working for top London advertising agencies and design groups. Much of my work has focused on the luxury goods market from watches to super yachts, fragrances to cars. This industry requires artistic flair as well as craftsman-like precision and I like to think that I bring this combination to my work with antiquities.