As a photographic artist from London, I grew up surrounded by galleries and fashion publications that sparked an interest in the beauty of the human form. I also studied history where I became fascinated by the human journey, and the emotions that underpin all human activity. I began to look at the use of culture to express and construct the human experience. I became inspired by how beauty and fashion can be part of this. I began working in editorial photography as creative director of my university fashion show, where I soon discovered I was fascinated with the people even more than the clothes. I later studied history of art and renaissance portraiture at Oxford University, whilst developing my own portfolio of portrait images in the studio and dark room.