Hello. My name is Simon Rutter and I live in Portsmouth on the south coast of England, UK.
I specialise in documentary, urban and event photography but have experience in a wide range of other photographic genres including fine art, portraiture and land/seascapes.
Photography provides me with the chance to capture those unique moments of life, images that tell a story or evoke emotion - that's what I strive to achieve and it keeps my interest fresh and alive.
When I was learning photography at college I was taught to reject a photograph if it wasn't technically perfect – sharpness, exposure, composition etc. Now, with many years’ experience under my belt, I realise that whilst those technical elements are desired they are not essential. I am now not a photographer who tries to produce technically perfect work; I’m a photographer who values the freedom to express my creativity and the capturing of that magic moment.
I favour black and white for most of my images as I'm drawn to its timeless quality, focus on shape and form and its depth of contrasting tones. I do shoot colour though when it adds to the story so you will see a mix a both black and white and colour images in my galleries.
I offer most of my images for purchase and they are available to buy either as prints or as a commercial license - please visit Buy for details.
And finally…a personal thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I hope you enjoy the experience.