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Chevington man launches photography business




A man who has been taking documentary style photographs since the age of 16 is now turning professional and launching his own business.

For Steven Gray the onset of osteo arthritis meant he had to give up his job as a school caretaker in Essex in 2018.

While the blow meant enforced early retirement it has opened up new opportunities.

Steven Gray is launching Legend Photography, taking candid and documentary wedding photographs, along with equestrian and events. Picture by Mecha Morton
Steven Gray is launching Legend Photography, taking candid and documentary wedding photographs, along with equestrian and events. Picture by Mecha Morton

Steven, 56, has been taking photographs since the age of 16 and for the last 10 years has been undertaking documentary photography to a professional standard, capturing street scenes and portraits as well as un-posed wedding and equine photos.

He has also brought his own candid style to event he covers.

He said: “It’s something I adore doing. Because of the arthritis I have to be careful what I do but with photography I can alter what I’m doing.

“I said to my other half we have to trust this as an opportunity. I can do something that I really love.

“I would never have done this with another job. It gives me joy and if I can make somebody’s day that is world enough for me.”

Steven, who lives in Chevington, works in Bury, Cambridge, Norwich and London and is working on publishing a book of themed photos in the coming year. He is also hoping to be able to exhibit some of his work.

He uses a Fuji x-Pro2, x-T3 and GFX-SOR

His pictures can be seen on Instagram at legend_photography_uk and he is currently working on a website.

He is offering a 10 per cent discount on bookings confirmed before April 6 and can be contacted on 07307 380787 or at legendphotographyuk@gmail.com


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