When I was about four, Dad painted a giant mural of The Jungle Book across my bedroom wall, the bright characters exploding with colour. Maybe this earliest of memories was the root of why I have always loved clean graphic shapes in design, art and photography.
Fast forward several years and my best friend’s dad, renowned newspaper photographer John Downing, took us on a trip to Fleet Street to visit the offices of The Express. The alchemy of first seeing images appear in the darkroom developing trays is an enduring memory, which stuck with me through the paper round school days, foundation painting years, a fine art degree and finally into the photography business, as I assisted many top photographers in London and beyond.
Cutting my teeth in editorial, shooting portraits across music, art and gardens & interiors magazines was an exciting start to a career which has spanned the last 25 years of advertising and design. I still love making images… just like Dad.
I’m always excited to take on new projects, bringing fresh ideas to answer a brief and relish working with creative and passionate people on both big productions and smaller, personal projects.
Although portraiture is my first base, where I endeavour to make that connection and find the positive, however delicate the situation or subject, it’s my eclectic love of art, music, food, nature and design, as well as years of solving photographic head-scratchers, which puts me in a great position to shoot across multiple genres with ease.
Do get in touch if you'd like to discuss any future projects you have coming up.
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