BIO: MY NAME IS MATTHEW O’TOOLE, I AM A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER BASE IN LIVERPOOL. I AM THE OWNER AND PROPRIETOR OF ADEPT PHOTOGRAPHY.
PHOTOGRAPHY HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN IMPORTANT PART OF MY LIFE. WHEN I was young I was always out with MY CAMERA taking pictures. Having grown up with photography, I THEN wanted to become a professional. AT THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN, I TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY AROUND EUROPE EQUIPPED WITH A PENTAX SLR AND A ZOOM LENS. THIS GAVE ME A THIRST TO IMPROVE MY SKILLS AND DEVELOP A STYLE. IN 2007, I SWITCHED TO DIGITAL, A MOVE FROM WHICH I HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK. In 2009, I decided that now was the time. I quit my job and STUDIED A BTEC AND AN HND IN photography at college.
SINCE THEN I HAVE TRAVELLED EXTENSIVELY WITH MY CAMERA. I ENJOYING TAKING IMAGES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE – CAPTURING DIVERSITY OF CULTURE AND SPIRITUALITY. I HAVE ALSO SPENT MY TIME BUILDING UP SUFFICIENT EXPERIENCE, EQUIPMENT AND EXPERTISE TO FULFILL MY DREAM OF BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER. ADEPT PHOTOGRAPHY HAS BEEN UNDER DEVELOPMENT FOR SEVERAL YEARS BUT IS now A REGISTERED COMPANY – AND IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
THIS IMAGE OF ME, WAS TAKEN WHILE TREKKING IN THE MUSTANG REGION OF NEPAL, CLOSE TO THE BORDER WITH TIBET, IN 2013