It’s been a year since I launched this incarnation of my portfolio/website to promote my photography work in Cornwall & Devon.
At the time of it’s launch I carefully crafted several paragraphs of text with the intention of giving the reader an overview of myself, my work and the type of businesses and clients I shoot for. 12 months on and the work I shoot has not altered massively, however, on reading through those previously written paragraphs I can’t help feeling that the whole page needs an update – in fact, it’s likely it will need a revisit every year or two for the rest of my career; that way it will remain fresh, relevant and also give me the opportunity to reflect on my photographic achievements (and mistakes!) in an attempt to improve the service I offer; surely if I can identify my strengths as a photographer then I’ll be able to focus on those strengths and become better at what I do? So here’s the updated “About me” text…
I’m Daniel Binks. “I am a professional photographer by trade and an amateur photographer by vocation” (quote by Magnum photographer Elliot Erwitt). I photograph things both for fun and for money. I try to carry a camera with me at all times; as a photographer bordering on the obsessive, there is nothing more frustrating than seeing a potentially wonderful photograph and realising that I don’t have the tools to capture it.
My photography studio/desk is in the beautiful seaside town of Newquay in Cornwall. I shoot mainly on location throughout Cornwall, Devon & the Southwest of England, however I do occassionally travel further afield if the budget allows.
If you have a property or location to sell then “congratulations” you’ve found your man; together we can make it look beautiful. I have been shooting property, interiors and architecture in Cornwall & Devon for over a decade; happy customers include many of the upmarket estate agencies in the Southwest of England (Savills, Knight Frank & Winkworth to name a few), property developers Persimmon Homes, Newland Homes & Linden Homes) and holiday companies (Parkdean, Classic Cottages, Hoseasons). My architectural/property photographs are regularly published in national press, travel brochures and numerous glossy magazines such as Country Life, Country Living & Coast.
For the past couple of years I have been taking on more commissions throughout Cornwall & Devon to shoot people, portraits & events. I’m relatively new to this type photography and I’m loving every minute of it. Clients I’ve shot include families, businessmen, christenings and holidaying groups. Besides shooting at the client’s home I’ve also had the pleasure to photograph at some lovely venues in Cornwall – they include The Eden Project, Koola Bar & Nightclub, Lusty Glaze Beach, Fistral Bar & Bedruthan Hotel. I am happy to shoot in a candid/reportage style with little direction on my part or to carefully stage the scene for a more formal, considered portrait.
I shoot with the finest Canon cameras, lenses and lighting equipment on the market. I own an elevated photography mast system with which I can shoot from about 40ft above ground level – particularly useful for showing a property’s location/proximity to the coast or surrounding countryside.
I attained an Honours degree in Fine Art at the University of Hertfordshire in 2001 (it’s probably not a deal breaker but worthy of a small mention).
Please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements. I’m keen to work on most types of photography project – the more unusual the better.
Telephone: 07966 931018