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 Photographers he quickly graduated to assisting the foremost photographers on the London circuit. Namely, Snowdon – portraits of the famous; 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 then set up his own studio in Camden and worked on projects at home, on location in the UK and abroad for a large client base. He will turn his hand to any subject as long as it is creative.
His work is often quirky and fun and he often finds himself working with children and babies – since clients know he possesses the special skills needed 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.