Hey, I’m Allan.
Taking pictures is how I have navigated the world and connected with people and places, my camera allows me to be nosy, inquisitive and curious it has opened many doors, it makes me look over that wall, peer through that crack, or walk down that alley, it connects me to our world.
Storytelling, documenting or just recoding light onto film, the names may have changed the process hasn’t.
I trained and specialised for a while in Natural History illustration but a simple fascination of a camera my Father bought, resonated with me for some reason, perhaps it grabbed my soul or allowed me to talk.
Collage, this time for photography, location finding, and some production but generally Assisting in London and then in NYC and over on the West Coast opened the idea of working anywhere and for global clients. 40+ counties has given me a wanderlust but that also came from family holidays as kid driving through Europe. I still love to travel although it is gettting busy out there.
The market and my market has changed many times but my appetite hasn’t, I sometimes collaborate and I often work alone, I enjoy working along side PR teams, Art Directors, Designers, I have had agents and won awards, The AOP Gold (which my Mother loved) was nice.
I shoot a lot, I enjoy the process, I still get excited, meeting people, being somewhere new, light, colour, someone’s emotions, a sunset, how light falls onto something resonates with me. Personal work has always influenced and inspired me and my clients have always enriched me.
Cycling, Sking, our Dogs, Arsenal, my Family, Red Wine, a Beer, Champagne in no particular order mould me.