My photographic journey started in Devon, England - the county of my birth - where I studied a BA in Graphic Design. Originally interested in Illustration, I was captivated first by the alchemy of the darkroom, and subsequently in the subtle possibilities of colour. I developed a keen interest in a 'heightened sense of place,' as described by Yi-Fu Tuan, more recently popularized in contemporary notions of Psychogeography.
I then worked as a crime scene photographer in London for twelve years, before teaching crime scene examiners in photography.
I recently completed an MA in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at Westminster University. For my major project, I walked around the perimeter of Heathrow Airport and areas nearby earmarked for destruction under plans for expansion. I produced a newspaper of a community meeting with text redacted to signify jets taking off from the runway nearby.