HI, I’M ALBERT AND I THINK GETTING MARRIED IS THE MOST INCREDIBLE THING YOU CAN DO.
WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, I HAD A DREAM OF BEING IN A ROCK BAND… SADLY THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN – BUT AS A GROWN UP, I LOVE TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL IMAGES.
I live in sunny Bristol with my wife Joan, our new born baby Grace. We share our Victorian terraced home with two sleepy cats called Mitty and Mrs Tigglesworth.
Whilst I love Bristol I grew up in a stone cottage in the countryside. Miles from shops or city centres. Both of my parents were artists of different sorts. My dad was a wood sculptor, he made me wooden toys and encouraged me to enjoy my freedom. My mother was a musician and between concerts she would teach people what she knew. Neither of my parents had a camera and they don’t have any photographs of their wedding day.
Looking back now that seems strange as we were a very creative family. I was taught to read and play music, given a pencil and piece of paper to draw when I was bored and sent outside to kick a football around our fields in the summer. I was in the school orchestra and did well at art.
I’ve always been creative. Music. Drawing. Painting. But after discovering photography I started to develop a love of photographing people. Parties, family reunions, christenings. It was liberating to share my vision of the world with others and be complimented in return.