“You know what, Saul Leiter said it all – ‘I don’t have a philosophy, I have a camera’. I am not (usually) trying to portray anything deep in my photographs / portfolio; I do it because I love it. Sometimes I can produce something that could be considered art. Sometimes I have enough similar good images to call them a project, and a number of them become my portfolio. I strive to improve and to produce images that are interesting and somewhat different to the norm. For me, the beauty is in the image itself; Even when I am producing a series of photographs to relay a (subtle) message, for me the images also need to be strong enough to stand alone.
I really hope you enjoy looking at my photographs. If you see something deep in them, it is of course intentional…..” – Mark Heathcote
For some background into my process and some of my photographs, check this out.
On this site you can find a variety of examples of my work, but please also check out my Social Media feeds where some of my latest work is posted ‘fresh off the press’. Please do get in touch if you are interested in what I do or just want to know more about a particular image. I can offer one on one or group workshops, not so much about the technical side of using a camera (though that is possible to), but more about ‘seeing’ and what makes a good photograph – too much time is spent working out how to use complicated cameras; although I do shoot manually myself, I am aware of several very well known street photographers who shoot on ‘auto’. If you want to short cut your ability to take great photographs, then you should hear it from someone who wasted many years buying gear and studying the technical side of photographs only to find my work didn’t improve. Eventually I had an epiphany moment when walking the streets with David Gibson from the In-public collective.