I work with energy and enthusiasm. I try to live life with joy and gratitude. I love and feel privileged to do what I do and feel fortunate to be able to live the life I live. 
I am based in Yorkshire but happy to travel in the UK or abroad. I have a good knowledge of Italian and French.
My work is essentially about people and life. Although I also open my eyes to nature and the built environment, people are my main motivation and my passion. But light is the thing that excites me and is in fact life itself. The two come together for me in photography and this is my natural form of expression. I have found that I have a gift for connecting with people and this ability is apparent in my work. The ability to connect helps me to get close to my subjects and unveil the person within, to create engaging and, at times, challenging photographs. I am drawn to characters and engaging subject matter in locations that may be characterful in themselves. I like to reveal stories that are uplifting. I want to emphasise life in a rich and positive way and I try to bring this ethic into all my work.
As well as people (in all their shapes and sizes), I love nature, family, cycling, skiing, walking, camping, film and, er... photography.
For what it's worth...
- favourite football team: Bradford City
- favourite film: The Third Man
- favourite book: Catch 22
​​​​​​​- favourite piece of art: At The Moulin Rouge - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

“Phil’s particular skill lies in capturing people in the moment. He has a gift for connecting with people and, through this gift, is able to get them to reveal part of themselves.” 


RICHARD BENTON

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