I’ve been taking photos since I started experimenting with an old Zenith film camera in my teens. Entirely self-taught, I had no clue how it all worked when I started but through trial and error I now have a better understanding of both the camera and what I’m trying to achieve. I’m still learning though and experimenting and changing the way I photograph the world around me.
Photography has therefore always been a part of my life and I’ve been lucky in that it’s led to being pitch or court side at some great events - I was the official photographer for the Oxford – Cambridge Boat Race, worked for TeamEngland at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne as well as being the lead photographer for ParalympicsGB at the Paralympics in London in 2012.
My work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, websites and on TV as well as appearing full screen in the multi Oscar winning film “Slumdog Millionaire”
I have many inspirations not least of which is what I see in the world around me, whether it be wide open landscapes or little back streets in cities I visit on my travels. Other inspirations come from images I “see” in my head which I then try to photograph. And my best work often comes when I’m just out for a stroll rather than when I set out to take photos.
I shoot in digital, enabling me to experiment both as I take the picture and afterwards on my laptop.
I’m currently experimenting with black and white street photography and intentional camera movement; where I deliberately move the camera when taking the picture.
I’m originally from Cornwall and I always have at least one piece on display from the area where I grew up especially as where I live now near the Peak District is probably as far from the sea as you can be in the UK.