Max

Max

Max graduated with distinction from the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication in 2012, giving him excellent credentials for a career as an event photographer. Versatility, quality and a calm, sensitive observational style are the key hallmarks of Max’s approach. They also explain why he has photographed many different types of event, ranging from epic corporate occasions for clients such as Google and Barclay’s, to fashion parties, to weddings and more intimate family celebrations. Combining a wonderful sense of composition with a keen eyed ability to anticipate memorable moments, he enjoys blending beautiful reportage and portrait photographs into stunning photo stories.

Read our interview with Max below…

What does photography mean to you?

It’s a way of making every little detail stand out and look fantastic.

What photographers influenced your work?

The way that a lot of photojournalists focus on capturing both the small details as well as the spectacular moments have really influenced the way that I capture events.

What do you want your viewers to take away from your work?

I want people to say ‘wow!’, wish that they had been to the event, met the guests and enjoyed themselves.

Are there some clichés in photography you steer away from?

The photography I see on gallery walls seems to suggest that it’s best to photograph people whilst they are looking rather melancholic. I make sure I break that rule everyday.

An enthusiastic budding photographer approaches you, what’s the first bit of advice you throw their way?

Assist other photographers in different sectors of photography to see what you like and where you can make a good living. Build up your own clients at the same time so when you leave you can freelance and persevere for at least a year to see where it goes. It’s a tough game to get into but if you practice enough and take the opportunities that come your way the business can really open up.

Quick fire questions

Canon or Nikon?

Nikon have twined me up.

Lomography or Leica?

Lomo has more of a sense of fun.

Analogue or digital?

Digital is inevitable, for better or worse.

Black and White or Colour?

Colour is contemporary, black and white is nostalgic.

Instagram or Flickr?

Instagram is where you can see new photography.

Cats or Dogs?

Dogs have more of a sense of play.

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