Showcase of Manchester Photographer Haydn Rydings!

Photography is a wonderful sector of the creative industries, and one that if done properly can be enlightening and thought-provoking; this morning’s feature involves a Manchester photographer who has that skill in abundance. Here is Haydn Rydings with more of his creative background as well as a look at his portfolio: 

“Hello there, my name is Haydn, a Manchester based freelance photographer mainly focusing on weddings, commercial & portraits. I guess I first became aware of photography at a very early age as my father was a very keen amateur, often taking me all over the country with him on his various projects, which always seemed to be on a freezing cold night I might add!

There was always plenty of photography paraphernalia around the house such as cameras, lenses, negatives, slides & rolls of 35mm, so I guess in many ways it’s almost as if it has been set out from an early stage that I would eventually develop a career in photography……obviously back then everything was film so there was also a dark room (or as my mum called it, the spare bedroom) set up for processing etc. I have a strong appreciation for the talent and skill involved for photographers back then, not having the luxury of todays digital technology!

Fast forward many years and numerous career avenues pursued later, I began to utilise previous art studies and find myself back at photography and in the very privileged position of being able to call it my living. Working full time for a little over 2 years, I have been extremely lucky to find myself collaborating with some great people and organisations such as The BBC, MEN media, and more recently, and my most high profile client – MTV, shooting american pop artist Ke$ha for their worldwide ad campaign ‘Come Together’ http://mtvcometogether.invis.net.

Having achieved most of the goals that I initially set myself in a relatively short period of time, I am constantly pushing myself creatively and professionally to ultimately become the best photographer I can possibly be! Here are a few shots from my portfolio:

Haydn Rydings Wedding Photography

I shoot a documentary style of wedding photography, preferring to tell the story of the day naturally as it happens rather than dictate moments, and enjoy the intensity and intimacy from being so close to a couple on their big day.

Haydn Rydings Wedding Photography

My commercial work takes me all around the UK and Europe photographing sleek design, interiors, spaces & architecture.

Haydn Rydings Commercial Photography

Haydn Rydings Commercial Photography

I cover a wide range of portraits, from commercial headshots, moody promotional work to family lifestyle portraits.

Haydn Rydings Portraiture

Haydn Rydings Music Coverage

Many thanks for taking the time out, its nice to know my work is appreciated!”

You can seen the full portfolio at http://www.haydnrydings.co.uk/. Plus, you can follow Haydn on Twitter @HaydnRphoto and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/haydnrydingsphotography. Thanks Haydn, we wish you all the best with everything in the future!

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