Perceptive Photography was set up by Syman Kaye in April 2003 to offer wedding, portrait and commercial photography throughout the southeast of England, East Sussex, Surrey, Kent and beyond. The aim from the start was to provide photography with a contemporary and relaxed feeling. No brown or blue mottled backgrounds. No stiff formal poses. Just natural, relaxed and modern images. You can see if I achieved this aim by visiting the gallery. Starting from humble beginnings, I now have a fully equipped digital photography and print studio in Heathfield, East Sussex. Using the latest digital cameras, printers, computers and web servers I am able to offer a complete photographic and image publishing service to private customers and businesses.
Born in South Africa in 1977, I (Syman) moved to the UK in 1988 at the the age of 10. I was given an old slr camera, by my then photographer grand father, as a leaving present and that’s how it all started. My formal photographic training began at 15 with a GCSE in photography and then “A” levels in Photography Art and Art history at Lewes Tertiary College. From Lewes I went onto do a 1 year art, photography and design “foundation course”at Brighton Technical College and then a Higher National Diploma at the same college.
From there I went on to various jobs in print labs and photography studios, gradually building my experience in both photography and the business that surrounds it. 2003 marked a turning point when I quit my full time job and set up Perceptive Photography. I haven’t looked back since and consider myself privileged to do the thing I love and call it work. I am passionate about what I do and truly enjoy doing it, which I hope comes across in my photographs. In my spare time I enjoy, paragliding(BHPA -CP pilot rated), snow boarding, mountain biking, scuba diving (padi advanced open water diver), surfing and any other adrenaline packed sport I can find. If you want to know more try googling “Syman Kaye”