Hello and thank you for visiting my website. My name is Che Birch-Hayes. I’m originally from the North of England but I now live happily in the beautiful county of Herefordshire with my wife Becky and my little family. I’ve been a photographer for 8 years but a creative all my life.
I have eclectic tastes and interests. Growing up, I loved to draw, write, and take part in anything that fuelled my imagination.
I love a good film. I can talk for hours about how I love the cinematography of Wally Pfisters work, but I can easily sit back and enjoy a cheesy popcorn action blockbuster. If you want to check out a little bit more of how geeky I am, check out my personal stuff on my blog
I love the outdoors. Every year I make my own personal pilgrimage to Three Cliffs Bay, Gower. The idea of walking for a few hours then setting up my camera and just enjoying the moment, tired, waiting for the weather to change and capture the light is brilliant.
I studied Music production at university so my passion for music ranges from downtempo electronic music (Album Leaf, Leftfield) through to indie and EDM. During my time at university I bought my first digital camera and this is where I started my “real” work. I still love music and everything else and in many ways it all still inspires me, but I always just dipped my toe in, had a go at, just experimented……
…..With photography I found a place where I can find and capture inspiration as well as show it off all at the same time.
I proposed in what I think is a slightly different way. Check out my little blog post on it here :) It’s a little hard to follow unless you’re into your camera gear but you can easily get the jist of it. It was safe to say it was a challenge.