For many years, I’ve spent much of my spare time behind a camera lens, which has gradually become a much more serious pursuit. I am privileged to be resident photographer at the wonderful St George’s Bristol concert hall, and have also covered many events for Visit Bristol and the Bristol Festival of Ideas. My images have been featured in national and local press, including The Guardian, The Telegraph and BBC Wildlife magazine.
I originally qualified as a lawyer with London firm Mishcon de Reya before going on to do an MA in Arts Management at City University. Since 2004, I’ve held senior roles in UK-wide arts organisations, including 7 years as CEO of Live Music Now. I am now CEO of the Royal Photographic Society based in Bristol.
I use Fujifilm X-series mirrorless cameras and lenses, which have a unique colour response and overall feel. For intimate events, they can have the advantage of being completely silent. Performers and presenters often have no idea I’m there, and are surprised later to see such close-up images.
The arts can enable people to connect in powerful ways. Capturing this connection is a great challenge for a photographer as the moments can be so fleeting. The challenge is even greater when the events take place in low-light venues, where flash would be inappropriate.
Do get in touch if wish.
Thanks for visiting my site, Evan
(above photograph taken by my son Rufus)