Back in 2008, Alan was on holiday in Zurich, Switzerland visiting a friend, who is a journalist. Dropped on Alan's friend was to go to a screening of The Cove and then interview the filmmaker Rick O'Barry, the original dolphin trainer for the TV series Flipper, who later turned dolphin freedom and activist. Alan was in turn drafted in as a then keen amateur photographer, given a Canon DSLR and told to photograph Rick and Alan's friend. The photos were suitable and published; this was Alan's first publishing credit. After the interview, sat outside a caf‚ in Zurich near the Limmat river with a coffee and a bun in the Swiss sunshine, the seed was sown. "You know what, I could definitely do this for a living".
Two years later Alan quit his job and studied at the University of Bradford, graduating with a first-class BA (hons) degree in Photography for Digital Media. Since then Capricorn Photography has gone from strength to strength and is now a successful and thriving full-time business. Alan is a member of the Royal Photographic Society and awarded their Licentiate qualification; Alan is also an accredited press photographer with the Chartered Institute of Journalists. He has contributed to a number of print and online publications in both the UK and Switzerland, including Swiss News, Attika, The Wharfedale Observer and Unternehmer Zeitung, where one of his photographs was also featured on the cover. Besides his media and public relations work, Alan is also a passionate landscape and portrait photographer.
Outside Capricorn Photography, Alan is a keen squash player, a member at Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club and an infrequent painter, usually painting still life and abstract images. Alan also loves to take landscape photographs on his Mamiya 645 film camera using black and white film and using a yellow (K2) filter.
How Capricorn Photography can help you
Capricorn Photography is all about visually storytelling. We help you promote the three key areas or your business – People, Product & Place – or the who, the what and the where.
From headshots to business portraits to team and group photographs, we can show off the people who run your company from the owner or managing director right through to the boots on the group and your work force.
Products or Service
We can photograph your products, from small to large to ultimately help you sell more. If you have an intangible service we can help you show and infer what you create for your clients.
If you have premises, we can photograph your office or if you have manufacturing facilities or warehouses etc.
Putting it all together
Image a photograph of you or a member of your staff are in the office, at the workstation or in your warehouse, working on a project for one of your clients – you have an image that tells your story on a single frame – your people, product and place.