Let's get one thing out of the way right off the bat, shall we? I am an Englishman. I feel this is important to tell you before we speak to one another, as you may find yourself momentarily rendered speechless by my magnificent use of the Queen's English.
I have been a professional photographer here in the colonies - I mean states - since 2006. If you’re looking for a food photographer, architectural photographer, editorial photographer, product photographer or portrait and animal photographer, might I suggest you stop looking and give me a ring.
Still not convinced? Perhaps a bit more of my autobiography might help. I first crossed the pond, and half the United States for that matter, in 1998 as part of a university exchange program.
Just in case you are wondering, I not only finished university but I've even passed the little quiz they call a citizenship test to make myself all official, and at this point I know more about this country than everyone else who works here . . . combined. Although I’m based out of Kansas City, I travel extensively throughout the United States for my clients and occasionally just for me. These wonderful clients include local, regional and national companies as well as global ad agencies. [Admit it - you've been reading all of this as if it were voiced by Austin Powers, haven't you? Don't be embarrassed I read all of your emails as if they were narrated by Morgan Freeman and sometimes Michael Douglas.]
I earned my degree in architecture after studying in three countries (that makes me three times as good, right?). I studied at Heriot Watt in Scotland, The University of Kansas (a little school just outside of Kansas City where I’m told basketball, and a fake bird, were invented), and The Bartlett School of Architecture in London. I like to think of myself as a recovering architect.
Perhaps that is why I approach photography in such a unique way. I believe that the best photo shoots begin by asking the right questions and listening closely to the answers. By completing the front-end research we both understand what shots you really need, while still allowing for the kind of spontaneity that distinguishes the good images from the great.
So at the risk of repeating myself, again I say that if you’re looking for a food photographer, architectural photographer, editorial photographer, product photographer or even a portrait or animal photographer, you could do worse than this dapper little Englishman turned American.
Oh, and don't worry if I don't answer the phone myself when you call. Anyone here at Alistair Tutton Photography would be thrilled to speak with you and learn more about your project, granted their accents won't be nearly as cool . . . but that's not their fault.