The only way to do great work, is to love what you do. 
Steve Jobs

I love photographing people. Posed, candid, whatever. It's the thing that makes me tick.

When I first picked up a camera around fifteen years ago my interests were firmly fixed on nature; wildlife, landscapes etc. I had no interest in pointing my lens at people. That type of photography just didn’t hold any interest for me.

Fast forward a few years and take a look through my Adobe Lightroom Library and you’ll see that people photography has crept into my life through the genres of street photography, portraits and family and friends photography. Go forward a just little bit further and you’ll be hard pressed to find any photos that don’t have a person in it.

Over the years photography has been a constant companion to me. It’s not something I wanted to make a career of as I never wanted it to become something I had to do day to day. I was happy keeping it as something besides work, although over the past year I have started doing a some weddings and corporate headshots, amongst other things. But this site is not about those pursuits.

At the beginning of 2018 I started putting together some studio lighting. I’d wanted to do it for so long, but the initial expense put me off. Then, one day, something sparked an idea for a photo, and after a month or so of deliberating on how I could achieve the look I wanted, I realised that it needed to be done in a studio. I finally had a reason to start putting some lights together. You can see the photos that started this venture here[link to Alex].

As time goes on this portfolio website will hopefully grow with new and familiar faces. If you’d like to work with me to produce some great photos, contact me here[contact page] or message me through one of my social media pages.

Many thanks for visiting my site.
Rod Allsopp

A self portrait of me. Taken in my very simple home studio.
From time to time I collaborate with on video projects. Take a look at his channel here.