A Brief History
Alan was born on the Wirral, situated across from Liverpool on the River Mersey in the United Kingdom. He comes from a family of artists and he loved to draw and paint from an early age. As a youngster he was given his first camera by a beloved uncle, and this small gift, set in motion, a chain of events, that would lead him on an odyssey and passion for photography that continues unabated to this day.
After graduating from art college in 1981, his desire to explore the world, led him to a position as a ship’s photographer on cruise ships based in Los Angeles, New York, and Miami.
After nearly a decade, and acquiring the rank of chief photographer, he decided to hang up his epaulettes and become a land lubber. In 1992, shortly after moving to Summerville, South Carolina, with his wife Debbie, he began a collaboration and friendship with local award winning photographers Norman LoRusso and Mike Bowden, photographing weddings, portraits and commercial assignments. It was a great experience for Alan, as it enabled him to grow as a photographer and to develop his own individual style. In 2013 Alan relocated to Debbie’s home town of Georgetown, SC to begin a new chapter in their lives, getting acquainted with new friends and reacquainted with old ones.
Alan’s style can best be described as ‘digital fusion photography’ combining digital photographs with digital painting, and texture layering techniques and any other technique that springs to his mind, to create new ‘fictionalized’ works. Created entirely on a computer and utilizing his knowledge of digital techniques and the traditional art skills he learned in his younger days, to create digital originals that have more in common with traditional paintings, than they do with photographs. If you would like to purchase any of Alan’s work or are considering licensing his work for your commercial projects please contact him with details.