Graeme Gordon’s real interest in photography started six years ago when he decided to learn how to use a camera. It was around that time that he saw an article in the local paper about a new landscape and seascape photography group, Focus Photographers, which he promptly joined.
Over the years, Gordon has worked hard to improve his skills, first taking Lightroom and Photoshop courses, while honing his photographic skills through self-training. With a keen interest in architectural photography, where he says he looks for the best and most creative ways to use light and shadow, he also loves capturing landscapes and seascapes. Most Saturday mornings he can be found out and about with other members of Focus Photographers, shooting one of the local beaches, either leading the group or assisting. “I don't have any particular projects that I work on,” he says, “but my aim is to keep at what I am doing and to just keep improving.”
Working predominantly in black and white, Gordon has been named Photographer of the Year twice by Focus Photographers as well as taking out 1st place in the Architecture (amateur) category in the Monochrome Awards. He has also received numerous honourable mentions in a variety of black-and-white photography competitions. One of his prouder moments to date was when he took out Image of the Year at the 2017 Focus Photographers Awards, beating all the professionals also vying for the title.
Gordon doesn’t see himself as an artist and says it’s just a case of him taking inspiration from a variety of other photographers. “I spend lots of time soaking up the work of all the talented people out there, hoping I may be able to produce something that is worthy.”