I started taking photos when I was 14 on a clunky old Russian Lubitel camera. I have no idea where the camera came from or why I decided on that as a hobby but I was instantly hooked.
I would photograph anything and everything. Living in the countryside it was mainly nature and views but an old tumbledown house would give me hours of material.
It was photographing a village fayre that, unknowingly, got me my first job in photography. My local newspaper were advertising for a trainee photographer and I took along some prints from a fete I’d gone to earlier that month. On the strength of these shots I got the job and never looked back.
A few years later I decided to leave and become a freelance photographer. I have been commissioned to work around the world from Japan through Africa to the Falkland Islands but the majority of my work is done in the South East of England, predominantly London and Buckinghamshire.
I work in a variety of sectors, providing internal and external communications photography for many SMEs and International companies.
The work is also varied; from corporate portraiture, events and conferences, and press and public relations imagery I have covered most aspects of the job.
I undertake architectural work for property developers, housing charities and industrial clients - from one off finished schemes to multi year progress reports. I also work with many companies shooting environmental and site specific case studies.
I love working with people - a product of my beginnings in press photography – and am used to getting the best from people who are naturally reticent in front of the camera.
I am equally happy to work with or without art directors and designers to produce stunning creative work of which we will all be proud.
I am grateful that the majority of my clients have come from recommendations and have grown into long-term creative relationships. I am also very lucky that these clients span the range of sectors, including multinationals, public bodies, charities and local businesses.