Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
A professional photographer for 25 years working for clients in the UK and abroad - specialising in portraiture and documentary
But what he chooses to captures is not the heated narrative, or a battering car chase of the movie but the essential moments of rest, placed between the action
He captures the scene setters, the pauses, the moments before the drama starts, the silent seconds that formulate the mood for the films next step. The quintessential modern quiet moments - reflective and motionless. Each of his images are treated with such care and beauty and painstakingly shot and framed they seem to be taken from the golden age of the movies themselves. A world where the lighting guy was more important than the star. It’s old school photography, and all the better for it. These are not just snapped on an i-phone, Bernard uses knowledge and dedication to the art of photography to produce works that are true reflections of a turning world, slowed to a split second and captured. His collection of images in this book concentrate on Bernard’s love of travel. Where his many trips around the world has uncovered multiple connections between people and places. These dynamic interconnections are teased out to dramatic effect by his unique ‘quiet camera’ approach.
Creative Director, Tricorn Books 131 Design. Managing day to day creative output for Independent Publishers based in Portsmouth; Responsibilities include creative content, client liaison, project management, design delivery, print management, web development, social media diary