About gfairbairn

George is an award winning editorial and advertising portrait photographer based in the UK. George has photographed some of the biggest names in music such as Twenty One Pilots and Alice Cooper for magazines like Kerrang and Rocksound. George created BeMoreGeorge as a tongue in cheek answer to photographers not shouting about how awesome they are enough. George is a working professional photographer that wants to inspire other photographers to take control of their business and be more awesome.

BEMOREGEORGE | Episode 16: Interview with Dave and Luke Edmonson

By | July 10th, 2017|Be More George - The Podcast of photography AWESOMENESS|

  Dave Edmonson is the creator of the best photograph I have ever seen in my life.  I was privileged to have been on the judging panel when this image came up in the 20x16 print competition back in January of 2016 and the image has lived on in my mind ever since.  I have [...]

BEMOREGEORGE | Episode 15: Mindfulness, Creativity, and How You Should Be Doing It

By | July 3rd, 2017|Be More George - The Podcast of photography AWESOMENESS|

  Mindfulness, it isn't just for hippies!  Seriously, I am a big fan of meditation and the benefits that it can bring to your life overall.  For photographers, creativity is key, and mindfulness can help with your creativity.  There are four stages to creativity - Preparation, Incubation, Illumination, and Verification.  Mindfulness will help the incubation [...]

BEMOREGEORGE | Episode 14: Interview Kevin Mullins – Documentary Wedding Photographer

By | June 26th, 2017|Be More George - The Podcast of photography AWESOMENESS|

  In this weeks episode I chat with documentary wedding photographer Kevin Mullins.  A chance magazine on a train lead Kevin into photography and he has never looked back since.  His style is uniquely his own, and he is amazing at it.  Besides being an amazing photographer, Kevin is a brilliant businessman and offers some [...]

BEMOREGEORGE | Episode 12: Interview Clay Cook – Editorial and Fashion Photographer

By | June 12th, 2017|Be More George - The Podcast of photography AWESOMENESS|

In this weeks episode of the Be More George podcast I chat with the absolutely amazing Clay Cook.  Clay is a former musician turned graphic designer turned photographer... and what a photographer he is!  In a few short years, Clay went from being a full time musician to being a full time photographer with a [...]

BEMOREGEORGE | Episode 11: The Importance of Personal Projects

By | June 5th, 2017|Be More George - The Podcast of photography AWESOMENESS|

Personal projects are something all photographers should be doing.  Sadly, most of us don't make the time for them when we are busy.  I was guilty of this in 2016, and my portfolio and mojo were affected as a result.  In this weeks podcast, I talk about the benefits of shooting personal projects, and why [...]

BEMOREGEORGE | Episode 10: Interview Martin Hobby – Commercial and Wedding Photographer

By | May 29th, 2017|Be More George - The Podcast of photography AWESOMENESS|

In this weeks episode I chat with the awesome Martin Hobby.  Martin is a full time commercial and wedding photographer and splits his work nearly 50/50 between commercial and wedding photography.  Martin is also the man that created the name Be More George and has a wealth of knowledge and insight into life as a [...]

Books We Love | Jab Jab Jab Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk

By | May 22nd, 2017|Books We Love|

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook   There are a lot of books out there marketed specifically at photographers.  While there is nothing wrong with this, we are often missing out on some truly awesome books if we don't venture outside of photography specific books.   Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook is one of those books. [...]

BEMOREGEORGE | Episode 9: The Day I Saw Gary V

By | May 22nd, 2017|Be More George - The Podcast of photography AWESOMENESS|

If you don't know who Gary V is, you need to stop now, find out who he is and then come back and have a listen to this weeks episode.  I saw Gary V back in the beginning of May at an event I was attending.  Gary was the keynote speaker and was everything I [...]

BEMOREGEORGE | Episode 8: Interview with Christina Lauder – Child Portrait Photographer

By | May 15th, 2017|Be More George - The Podcast of photography AWESOMENESS|

In today's episode I chat with Christina Lauder.  Christina is a studio portrait photographer specialising in children.  Her work is instantly recogniseable and truly awesome.  Christina is also a Fuji X photographer and a Bowens ambassador.  Christina is meticulous in her posing and lighting with her portraits and has built up an amazing business that [...]

BEMOREGEORGE | Episode 7: Are You Your Brand?

By | May 8th, 2017|Be More George - The Podcast of photography AWESOMENESS|

Branding, it's something most photographers are probably familiar with and something they put into practice.  But, they tend to put this focus onto purely their logo, website and sometimes font.  They don't think about themselves representing their brand, and it's something that is very important in a customer facing industry such as being a photographer. [...]