I was born at 1.37am in San Juan de Dios Hospital in the Philippines. My love for travel started here.
Many years later, after training as a journalist on a local newspaper in Sussex, I completed, with Distinction, from 1974 to 1977, a Higher National Diploma in Creative Photography at the London College of Printing (now the London College of Communication).
In 1977, I started freelancing for publications in the UK and internationally and have become known for my environmental portraiture, interiors, architectural, travel and documentary photography.
My work has been published in a number of magazines including: Conde Nast Traveler (US), Conde Nast Traveller (UK), Departures, Discover, Forbes, Fortune, GQ, Guardian Weekend, Harpers & Queen, House and Garden, Image, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday Review, Newsweek, Oxygen, Saga, The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W, The Weekend Financial Times, The World of Interiors.
Over a period of seven months in 2007 and 2008, I lived and travelled extensively in Cuba, resulting in the publication, in November 2009, of my first two photography books, ‘CUBA cubanas y cubanos’ and ‘Atados al Mar’. I have, since then, published four more titles under my own imprint thePICTURE – ‘Places of Interest and Little Importance’, ‘Seagulls Are Magic WEST’, ‘3 Days in December’ and 'NIQAB - The veil is not a black and white issue'.
For my gallery photography, I make limited edition single, diptych, triptych and multiple images, in colour and black and white.
I have had various exhibitions and awards including:
‘Dreamland’ - Impressions Gallery of Photography, 1983; The National Theatre, London, 1984; John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award, 1994 (Highly Commended), 1998 and 1999 (Runner-up); Association of Photographers Awards, 1989/1998/1999; Brighton Photo Fringe 2010; Foto8 Summershow 2011; 1st Place International Photography Awards 2012; Lensmodern Retrospective 2008 to 2014, Galerie d’Art Contemporain & Espace Edward Steichen, Luxembourg, 2014.