P Z Photography is me (Philip) and my girlfriend (Zara). We recently moved to Sussex, and we are loving getting to know our new surroundings.
For as long as I can remember, I have loved taking photos which capture people just doing their thing. I’m a member of the respected and selective Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), although recently I've also been focusing on dance and music photography.
My photographs fit into a photojournalistic style, but they are also personal and friendly - someone once told me that my photographs feel like a conversation and I try to take images which give you a connection to what is happening rather than making the people in them seem remote or on display. For this reason, I find that dance and wedding photography aren’t such very different disciplines – they’re both about capturing just the right moment when you can feel the connection and dynamics between the people in the frame. They both require an understanding of movement and behaviour, and an ability to predict and pre-empt, to be in the right place at the right moment.
I generally prefer to blend into the surroundings and let things happen in front of me. I don't interrupt or direct - I just let people get comfortable having me around and then capture them as they are at their happiest. Glances, expressions, shared smiles and emotions - they all tell their own versions of the day's story.
Zara is primarily a digital artist (have a look at her website for some of her amazing dog portraits). I put a camera in her hand soon after we got together and straight away I was blown away with how strong her images were! When we work together, our different visions complement each other very naturally, and having two photographers working together automatically means that we can provide a wider variety of images. As well as this, Zara is able to create beautiful illustrations and artwork from the photographs we capture.
We look forward to hearing from you.