My photographic journey began at the age of 7. It was on a family holiday to Scotland that I took my first photo.
Even back then I had a thirst for photographic knowledge and as a natural problem solver, I was ironing out Quality Street sweet wrappers to replace the filters I didn’t have. A few years on I found myself studying graphic design with my sights set on becoming an art director. Photography was part of that course and it soon became apparent that every brief I was handed was being answered photographically. So one day my lecturer suggested I just might be on the wrong course. With a little help from those backing me at the time, I managed to transfer to the final year of a photographic degree. However only a few weeks after transferring, I landed myself an assisting job.
From there I started my 4 year migration from one photographer to another in the fields of: fashion, portrait, cars, interiors, landscape, special effects and product photography. All with the selfless intention of gaining as much knowledge as I could get in order to be able to shoot anything and everything. I finally landed my first commission: an album cover, that led to many others and a great social life, for a prominent record label. As music is another passion of mine, it was the ideal life for me. If I wasn’t shooting then I was drumming for the various bands I was involved with.
For the next few years I built up my portfolio through constant testing and commissions. My aim was to find myself an agent in London with an eye on the other countries I wanted to shoot in. I was still quite young, with the usual small town mentality “you’ll never make it” ringing in my ears; which was mostly ignored due to an healthy amount of blind ambition and determination. I held my breath and sent out my portfolio to the agents on my list and joined up with the team / family that I am still with today. I’m as passionate about my work now as I was when I was hungry to get started in the business and I’ve been fortunate enough to combine the career I love with my love of travel, having worked Worldwide in many different countries and meeting inspiring people.