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A little information

about the man behind the camera

Hi. My name is Edward Gorochowski but my friends and clients call me Ed. I have been photographing portraits for over 3 decades and started when it was all film and processing film and developing prints in my own darkroom. Today its all digital and I do my image processing using computer software.

Its difficult to survive doing one type of photography so I also take weddings and do commercial work.

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Photographing has given me the opportunity to meet a lot of wonderful people and their overwhelmingly positive feedback continues to fuel my passion for photography.

The story so far

I grew up playing a lot of sport, fishing, listening to Radio Luxembourg, playing guitar and 'making things' in my fathers workshop.

In my teens I enjoyed playing football, tennis, gymnastics, badminton and fencing (foil/epee not hedges). My league football and county tennis days are now over, however I still play several hard sessions of badminton each week and some tennis whenever time and weather allows.

I met and married my lovely and understanding wife Julie many years ago and we have a son Thomas and a daughter Amy, which have both since left our nest.

Love photography, love photographing people

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Discovered photography at Brunel University when studying engineering.

Fell in love with photography and started attending fine art and photography classes.

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From oils to darkroom to Photoshop

As a teenager I enjoyed painting in oils but this was replaced by developing prints in my own darkroom.

I spent many years working as an operative for local professional photographers (my apprenticeship) before getting enough work to branch out in my own business.

Film has now been replaced by digital photography and now find I have regained a similar level of freedom using computer based editing software as I did when painting in oils.....Yipeeee.

Hugging couple on bridge
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Poser granddaughter Elena. . .

. . . . as second favourite subject matter in photography. Yes, they are difficult to work with but are always natural and I often find the best option is to just keep taking shots while they do their own thing.

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This set of images of my granddaughter Elena were taken during a cooking session when my wife Julie (grandma) was teaching Elena to make cakes.

These were all shot in less than a minute, Elena was obviously playing to the camera.

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