KIN: Our family + yours
DUTTON + KIN was born from shooting friends, and friends of friends. Seven years later, our “KIN” was born and we have grown into developing these friendships. We are an extension of our family + yours. Everything we do is from word of mouth, as we strongly believe that the good people we meet along the way will lead us to more good people. And this has become contagious. Whether it’s family, portraits, or a new addition to the family, we would be honored to be your photographers and your friends.
When people ask me where I am from I have little choice but to reply “from all over”. As the son of a RAF pilot we were constantly on the move. Born in Wales we lived all over the UK, and would later move to South East Asia with pit stops in the Middle East along the way.
Constantly being exposed to new places and cultures taught me to observe how people interact with their environments and each other. Listening to people’s stories gave me a natural curiosity into the live’s of others and I felt a desire to document and record them.
Although I learned the importance of storytelling at a young age, the skills and technique required to do so with beauty would come from training and then working as a commercial and fashion photographer in London, having the opportunity to again travel the world. Whilst my natural style is unquestionably photo-journalistic, it allowed me to develop the more creative elements in my work and a level of technique that allows me to shoot under the most challenging of conditions. Always striving for creative images that play with different light and composition my work is considered and always intentional. Whether I’m capturing an unscripted moment, or posing you for a portrait, there is always a vision. The truth behind the moment and the love between two people.