Back when Gerry Rafferty was singing about Baker Street, Phil’s career was beginning there. At Bernard Mendoza’s studio he assisted and learned all he could about black and white printing. It gave him an invaluable grounding in the industry and he stayed there for many years.
As a member of the Association of the Photographers he quickly graduated to assisting the foremost photographers on the London circuit. Namely, Tony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon) - portraits of the famous; both Stefano Massimo and Mike Berkofsky - fashion for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar; Ray Massey - still life and high-end advertising; Graham Hughes - album covers, advertising and fashion; plus endless shoots involving food, cars, interiors and children.
Phil has worked in studios and on location in the U.K. and abroad for a diverse client base and will turn his hand to any subject as long as it is creative. By default, he has often worked with children and babies, taking the time necessary to capture the most natural shots.
When not looking through a lens, he can be found in the Essex countryside, with his wife, teenage son, horses and dog or gigging around London as the drummer in a band.