If you just want to know what makes me giggle then scroll down, as this bit is all about how I to got here and now.
My joy for photography started when I was very young , I was obsessed by the amazing photos in the National Geographic magazines that my Dad read and had been absorbing them since I was tiny. Then when I was eighteen, Dad took me on holiday and asked me what I actually wanted to do with my life; I was starting to tinker with cameras by that point so I told him that I wanted to be a photographer. Despite figuring this out when I was a teenager I didn’t do anything about it for years!
One day a new camera appeared, I was still working in an office and pretending I knew about I.T. (I didn’t…) when my girlfriend bought one to play with. She asked if I could teach her a couple of things and in no time at all I was hooked and had bought my own camera, two months later and I was telling everyone that I was going to be a photographer.
“Owen has done a fantastic job of capturing the spirit of the festival. From intimate portraits of revellers, to glorious expansive shots of the crowd and the scenery, brilliant action shots of bands and DJs; Owen distils the very essence and energy of the weekend.”
I’ve always had a creative outlet somewhere and by this time had been playing drums for years, the friends I made through playing music gave me the chance to combine my two favourite things and I was off shooting festivals by the summer. That’s where I started to learn my craft and that I could really do this for a living, I immersed myself in photography, changed careers and managed to turn a into my everyday.
I owe so many people for giving me the chances I needed to do this, I visit new places and meet new people constantly; being able to make couples so happy, with something I love doing, is a gift.
Nothing beats that feeling.
Steve & Ellie
“Top work, top man, top photos! Honestly, cracking job all round.
For me it was the fact you captured moments we had no idea were happening... whether it was between us or our guests, and that was really special”
Want to know what I’m like without a camera?
Then here’s a bunch of stuff that makes me happy, over photos of me being an idiot. Click on anything green for further frolics…..
ats, furry things in general.
CHILDREN LOVE ME…
I take life very seriously.