About Ian Arthur
I left school in 1975 with little more than a head full of dreams and a dubious hair cut. In those days of Ziggy Stardust, platform shoes, and ridiculously flared trousers I just couldn’t imagine that one day I would be a professional photographer, but photography is a bit like that “crazy little thing called love” – it slowly lures you and then once it has you, it just doesn’t let you go.
One of my favourite quotes from is from the Blade Runner movie: “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain”. This makes me think about weddings because what this means is that precious moments can be forgotten far too quickly, and as a photographer I know very well jus how important pictures can be.
I became a fully qualified photographer in 1983, and I qualified as an Associate in the British Institute of Professional Photography in 1987, achievements which I am still massively proud of today. I also photographed my first wedding in 1987, which was a massively scary experience, but when I photograph a wedding today its more of a pleasure than anything else.
Over the years I’ve worked in all aspects of professional photography. I’ve even managed photographers and taught photography, and after all these years of photographing just about everything animate and inanimate, I am still here as a full-time photographer – who is lucky enough to visit the nicest of places and photograph the loveliest of people.