Obsessed with drawing at a young age, I was always interested in expressing my creative ideas visually. With side steps into an engineering degree and a career in education, I used an impending trip around the world to return to these creative roots. Finally finding the time and money to buy my first ‘real’ camera and learn what an ‘f-stop’ actually was. A love affair was born.
It wasn’t long before I began exploring every possible branch of photography, from shooting vintage large format film cameras and processing in the darkroom, to grabbing my first shaky frames of video.
These creative forays soon coalesced around the need to use imagery to tell stories. A skill which I honed further whilst training as a photojournalist.
Almost fifteen years later, my love affair continues. Pushing forward with new ideas and new technology as a pretext to meet new people, visit new places and discover new stories.
When not hard at work, I can be found filling in the gaps in my personal experience, from perfecting my sourdough baking to learning new languages. My latest challenge is trying to get to grips with writing nice things about myself for a personal statement.