Self Portrait, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Self Portrait, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

I’m Will and this is my blog and portfolio.

The images and words here are usually the result of various trips to different places with my camera, which I enjoy enormously. The main focus is on the images but I also write about some of the images and the story behind them.

I have no formal training in photography, instead honing my skills over time through sheer practice and by keeping good company with other photographers for whom I have great respect.

With my photography, my general philosophy is to try to remain faithful to what is in front of the camera.

For almost all images, I don’t add anything to – or remove anything from – the original image, preferring instead to work with what I captured.

At the processing stage, I work to produce a particular ‘feel’ in an image, to convey something of the sense I had when making the exposure.

My current camera is a Nikon D800 with a 24-85mm 2.8 lens, which I use almost all of the time. Sometimes I revert back to my Canon EOS 5D Mark II and a selection of Canon ‘L’ series lenses.

I print my own images using an Epson Stylus Photo R2880 A3-sized printer, using Epson paper and original Epson Ultrachrome K3 series inks.

Image post-processing and editing is done using Lightroom 4, Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Photomatix on an Apple iMac and MacBook Pro.

You can read more about my work in this Interview.