Imaginative, unusual and artistic portrait photography and editing, restoration or manipulation of your existing high resolution images or prints.
HTML web design and development, graphic design, logos, branding, business card, flyer and poster design. Video editing, animation and slideshows.
I am a largely self taught freelance portrait photographer, web and graphic designer based in Walthamstow, East London. Conceived in 2008, Becoming Art was inspired amidst a period of unpredicted and uncharacteristically intense creativity and absorbance for learning. Almost 20 years since knocking my podiatry degree on the head when the passion died and fast approaching 40 I attempted to realise a teen ambition designing hand made, pop up greetings. In need of a website & some photos, but with no way of paying for either, I invested in an entry level SLR camera and a short photography course followed by afternoon classes in html. I began to master using software via cheap, out dated programs and online tutorials and within a year found I'd landed into a career doing things that I loved. Experimentation with photo editing software and the amazing effects which could be created with it. It occurred to me that even a dull photograph could become something obsure with a little imagination and thus 'becoming art' came to be, summing up not only the evolution of one image into something different which I always hoped both spectators & subjects would feel was 'becoming'.
Whether it's a movie in need of an edit or an eye catching video for social media, some visuals for your latest songwriting YouTube upload or to add movement to a static image at a very reasonable price I can produce a professional looking movie file in any format or size required. Special effects, sound loops, filters and titles can be incorporated into video clips or image sequences for viewing on your device, burning to disc or uploading to your website, blog or online platform.