“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
— Elliott Erwitt
Allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Gordon and I am first and foremost a passionate photographer.
Ever since I first came across a camera as I child I have been intrigued by the way light and a time can create everything from the simplest to the deepest and most complex images.
I don’t know when I first took my first photograph but it was certainly when I was still in primary school. This developed to my borrowing (on a somewhat permanent basis!) my father's Canon AV1 slr film camera and developing my skills further. Suddenly I realised photography was a lot more than point and shoot and much more about composure, patience and trying to master aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
As tends to happen in life, hobbies take a back seat to day to day living. School, exams, university and full time work conspired to reduce my time to develop my passion. I still took photographs and moved from film to digital.(I still have the old Canon AV1 and it still takes great photographs.)
In 2012 I decided it was time to rekindle my old hobby and I purchased my first digital slr, a Canon 650D. From there it has been a rollercoaster journey relearning the old skills and developing them further. Driving my family demented - "say cheese!" and if you ask my wife, spending far to much time and money on a hobby!
In 2017 I decided it was time for a change and so I set up Gordon Crichton Photography as a way of developing a hobby into something a bit bigger so that I could use my hobby for something a little more productive (and also to give the family and friends some time to relax their smile!) Alongside my day job I now actively carry out various different types of photo shoots including portrait, wedding, event and landscape work.
I take pride in ensuring that my clients get exactly what they are looking for (and more) in their shoots, be that a simple head and shoulders portrait to a large group shot. I want my clients to enjoy the experience. Don't be afraid to ask me anything and remember the camera doesn’t bite!