Hello and welcome to my site, as you may have gathered my name is Ken Davis. Ever since I moved to Norfolk at the age of 16 I've been obsessed with photography and the way things look through a lens. Getting my first camera was the happiest day of my life, I remember it well, running out into the garden hunting for something to shoot... my camera equipment has moved on now, but the passion remains as strong as ever.
Originally I had studied as an engineer at the Norwich University, but swiftly dropped out when I discovered I could be doing a degree in Photography instead. After four years of study I had achieved my Honours in digital art/media and photography. After a few years of work with a local firm doing weddings and events, I though I'd go back and get my masters. Ever since that I've been doing freelance work and building my portfolio.
In terms of future prospects I've always wanted to travel and shoot, possibly around Asia getting so gritty shots from the heart of Asia's poorest cities. It will be a great learning experience and potentially produce so spectacular and grippy bits of art. Failing that I hope to land some bigger clients, potentially do some photoshoots with my favourite actors/musicians.
So I recently entered a competition being held by Taverham estate agents, the task was to photograph my take on the theme of "What makes a home?". Now for me it was always the kitchen that made the home, quite often it was the hub of the house, everyone would gather here at least twice a day and chat about their lives. It was the amazing smells that came from the kitchen that I still remember fondly today. I therefore decideed that my entry had to be about the kitchen, a nice clean and rustic kitchen with a strong women preparing dinner for the hungry family. I could think of nobody better top be my model than my own mother. The final photo turned out slightly different to my plans but still looks good, earning me second place in the competition. This second place prize was a gift card to Jessops, wasn't a huge prize but it paid for a new mount for my camera, so no complaints.
Here is the image that won me second place :
Did this as a favour to a friend and very happy with how it turned out. Almost all portrait photos for a graduation are the same old forced smile in front of a curtain. This portrait adds an element of fun and really brings a sense of individuality.
This image was done especially for a local estate agent for South Petherton. They wanted a nice large and high definition image they could hang on the office wall and give it a bit more flair than the usually dull paintings you see hanging on the wall.
I was very happy with how this photo turned out. It was done for a friend of mine who runs a local car wash and wanted something different on their website rather than just a logo with a few bubble around it. Getting an action shot without ruining the camera was easier than I imagined. We took this shot first thing in the morning before he opened up and I think the lights really help being a better sheen to the image than I could’ve achieved on a computer afterwards.
Last week I was in London on business. While there I decided to take a day for myself and photographing some sights that aren’t usually on the tourist guide book. I went looking for any great looking industrial buildings and commercial property in London that would be a fantastic addition to my portfolio.
I ventured around the docklands and most of Battersea to get these fantastic snaps. While much of the area wasn’t as rundown as I thought it would have been (which I suppose is a good thing really), it was nice to see some of these beautifully made buildings and be able to take such crisp photos on what was a typically grey day in the capital.
I’m hoping they’ll be good enough for competition soon so that I can finally have that chance of getting to travel over to Asia and photograph part of Cambodia. I’ll keep you all updated on how it goes.
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