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About me

I have always had a love of photography and art from an early age. After completing my Foundation Certificate in Graphic Design at CCAD Hartlepool I decided that it was time to move into the world of work. My first position was as a Compositor at a news paper where I also used my training as a Graphic Designer to produce artwork for various features which appeared in the paper. I then moved into the field of print packaging working for a large multinational company for almost ten years in a number of different roles including Mac Operator/Designer, Trainee Gravure Printer through to Design Account Manager. This position took me to many sites around Europe originating customer designs, approving Roto Gravure cylinders and then signing off the designs on press for mass production. I then spent another two years at a Reprographic House specialising in Flexographic Plate production along with high quality marketing mock-ups. Throughout my life my interest in design and photography has never diminished and I have always had a love of all forms of art.

After being made redundant the opportunity arose for me return to my creative roots and I jumped at the chance to work in a hands on creative field. I have now been a freelance photographer for over eight years specialising in the coverage of mass participation events which include running, cycling and rowing. I work for a number of market leading Events Photography companies and cover a number of events for myself as SI Events Photography. It is a real pleasure to capture images showing the culmination of hard work and determination over many months and years by the participants in their chosen sport. I constantly strive to improve and invest in new equipment to enhance the quality of the finished images. I primarily use Canon professional bodies and lenses as I believe they are unsurpassed for build and image quality.

I’m always keen to take on new projects and will consider covering any job any where so if you need an events photographer to cover an event alone or as part of a team please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a quote.

I hope you like my work and if you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact me

Richard Sharpe

Mobile: 07952 071423