Nick Dagger is a freelance photographer based in Lancaster.
What was your first job?
My first venture into the world of work was as a paperboy earning £8 a week, delivering newspapers, rain or shine, for the good people of Scale Hall.
How do you relax after a hard day’s work?
More photography! I love to work on personal projects, developing my portfolio and exploring new areas of photography.
When I can be detached from my camera, you can find me cycling around the hills of Lancaster, playing football for Torrisholme F.C. or catching up on the latest box set.
Proudest moment in business?
Having been fascinated with photography for over 15 years, I always aspired to be able to turn my hobby into my full time job.
With the support of friends and family, I took the leap in January of this year and as I approach the end of a very successful first year in business, I have great promise for the future and will always be proud of the decision I made to start my own business.
Most embarrassing moment at work?
On the morning of a wedding I was capturing images of a stunning wedding dress hung up above a door, I almost dropped it as the hook was loose on the hanger. My quick reactions meant I caught the £4000 dress and although I thought no one saw, the bride was stood behind me and found it hilarious!
Your biggest vice?
A good pint of Lancaster Blonde, closely followed by a good pint of Lancaster Amber!
Who is the biggest influence on your life?
This one is easy, my parents! I would simply not be where I am today without the love and support from them. They believe and encourage me in everything I do and everything I have ever done.
Apart from wanting to be an astronaut when I was younger, think I may have lost them on that one!
Word of business advice?
Listen to what your customers want, be creative and be happy!
I run my business with the mantra that “discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought”