This week we caught up with one of our all time favourite local photographers...(now international I guess seeming how he has ran off to Canada for a while!)...Michael Gamble. Enjoy!
How would you describe your style?
I enjoy producing striking images and have been regularly commented on the way I capture colour.
Do you have a favourite subject?
I've spent a lot of time shooting landscape, live music, event and portrait photography but am looking to progress into sports. I'm keen to incorporate my learnings into this and see what results I can come up with.
Do you go out taking photographs for pleasure and how are those shots different to your more commercial work?
I love to be out using a camera. If I end up being paid, then that's just a bonus. I don't believe in doing things if you don't enjoy them.
If your work could be featured in any magazine which one would it be and why?
I'd love to become part of The National Geographic Magazine. I'm a great lover of the outside world and to be able to study, document and display this would be a dream come true.
How long have you been running your business for? Has it been hard getting into self employment as a freelance photographer?
I've been running for around 2 years, but only in the last 6 months have things really picked up and my work had me noticed.
How do you get your name out there for work?
Work my ass off, but I'm still not satisfied. I need to work harder!
What has been your most exciting project since setting up your business? I've done a few reports for Red Bull, covering their X-Fighters Jam in Newcastle and travelling to Dublin to document their Illume competition.
What do you like most about your job? I imagine you get to be involved with lots of exciting events?
I enjoy the randomness of it. You never know what will happen at a shoot and the people I've met are amazing.
Do you have any favourite photographers, anyone who continually inspires your work?
I love the work of Ricky Adam. He's so raw and honest with his work. I really like that.
Where can you see your business 5 years from now?
As long as I'm enjoying myself and working with a camera, I don't mind. Hopefully crawling around the undergrowth capturing some incredible shots.
Do you have any words of advise for budding fellow photographers?
Just go for it. Be yourself and do it because you want to, not just because it's 'cool'.
Website: http://www.michael-gamble.co.uk/ soon to be www.clamography.com