Karl Austin

I’ve always had some level of interest in photography, as a child I always wanted to be taking photos in those rare times my parents 126 and 110 cameras had film in them.

It was with the introduction of the first affordable DSLR from Canon in 2003 that I started to take more of an interest in capturing images rather than just quick holiday snaps.  The gratification from digital was almost instant, but so was the disappointment if things didn’t go to plan, but if you don’t make mistakes you don’t learn anything.

For me portraits aren’t about the strait laced, sit perfectly still photographs you so often see, that’s very rarely the real person and people can tell when they look at them.  I always hope my portraits give a sense of the real person in them.

I have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.  DBS checks replaced CRB checks late 2012.

Karen Austin

Karen as you might guess, is my ever supportive wife and is the person who keeps me organised and gives me the extra time for actually taking photographs.  Karen handles some of the business administration and also helps with business development.