How I work

I want to talk to you. I want to get to know you a little and find out what it is you need. It is that simple.

On a more practical note, I have made a considerable investment and use only full-frame professional Canon cameras with high quality lenses.

Continuing to be a little serious, I offer security of data, with more than 25 terabytes of storage and a workflow incorporating redundant protection. In more everyday terms, I do everything reasonable to back up photographic files and provide security of your photographs throughout the work process.

Quite a lot of how I now operate is informed by my having worked in education for twenty years. I seek clarity of purpose and hope for consensus. I also retain some of the values I developed in my previous commercial career. Perhaps unusually, these include the fact that I will walk away from potential business if I am being asked to do something I am not comfortable with doing. I will turn down a job if I am not comfortable that I can produce what is required. My longer term credibility and reputation is much more important than any possible short term gain.

Richard Messenger - photomessenger