Urban portrait of a young man with his bicycle

Urban Portraits


Colourful, bold, edgy and dynamic urban portraits treating the whole city or town as a giant location set

Boy held upside down by his father
Environmental portrait of a boy

DIVERSE

Wonderfully diverse, embracing serendipitous nature of the modern urban environment

VIVID

Exploring vivid colours, architectural elements, industrial surfaces and gritty textures

AUTHENTIC

Best for creatives and adventurous souls who crave authenticity and dislike “traditional” posed portraits

“One day we’ll all be a photograph.”

– Marti Friedlander

Americana - street style portrait of a girl outside Birmingham Selfridges
Couple on the car park staircase
Urban portrait on the staircase, with sharp shadows thrown across by the balustrade
Urban portrait cards on wooden surface

Elements of Style


My portrait photography is urban-set, lifestyle-driven and editorial in approach. The three keywords below define my style as an urban portrait photographer:

urban

– of, relating to, characteristic, or constituting a city or town.

Urban portraits take advantage of the colours, shapes, textures and lines of the city. Contrary to a popular belief, urban portraiture is not just about the vibrant and bold ‘contemporary’ feel leveraged by colourful billboards and display windows. It can also play with historic and vintage vibes exuded by the city architecture and spaces. And it is influenced by urban culture – music, events, shopping, food, bars and nightlife. The city has many faces, it’s upredictable, spontaneous, changing and so exciting – if you choose it as your portrait session location!

lifestyle

– a manner of living that reflects the person’s values and attitudes.

Lifestyle portraiture is inspired by you – your personality, your wardrobe style, your manners and your religion. It encourages a dialogue between you and your photographer, allowing you greater freedom of expression and resulting in more authentic awesome images of portrait images.

editorial

– telling the story about the subject from a particular perspective with photographs.

Editorial photography involves the photographer spending some time with a subject/client to create a narrative – based on a suggested topic or concept – through images. It means that along with some headshots dramatic environmental portraits are taken, as well as scene-setting wide angle photographs, action shots, closeups and details. These have to be viewed in their entirety and are best to be displayed as a storyboard, in an article/blog, as a series of social media posts or in a custom-made album!