I was inspired to take up photography from a young age through my father who was a keen amateur photographer. After a series of unrelated careers, I got my first job as a property photographer for a local Californian magazine. My days were filled with driving around in the sunshine with a list of properties to shoot during the day. I enjoyed the work but soon got bored of lifeless images. I returned to London and enrolled on an HND course in photography which ignited my passion for portrait photography. I then worked as a freelance assistant for several photographers and 2nd assisted the late great Terry O'Neill.
After getting my HND certificate I started my professional career as a photographer working for group of London local newspapers, from there I started to freelance at The Times national newspaper where my style led me away from hard news to portraits and features culminating in several distinctions. One of which was the Feature photographer of the Year for the highly acclaimed British Press Awards. The winning entry contained the image of Tony Blair walking into number 10 Downing Street with his reflection in the newly polished door, which appeared on the front page of the newspaper and featured in his best selling autobiography.
My photography is very much influenced by my love of surrealism and Dali in particular and I quickly moved from conformist newsprint to creative magazines, capturing intimate portraits of an eclectic array of public figures including Prince Charles, Sir Peter Hall , Norman Cook, Alan Shearer, Dizzie Rascal and Emily Blunt and the not so famous but equally fascinating subjects.
I now shoot for several top publications including Country Life, BBC Music, BA, Work along with many other publications and publishers. Using my quirkiness with a traditional eye, my work has appeared on numerous front covers, double page spreads and full page portraits and I try to capture engaging images even in the most uninspiring of locations and shoot strong portraits with the most difficult of subjects to give my clients a rich pool of images to draw from.
I look to the future with a never failing optimism and will continue to shoot for not only commercial clients but personal projects. Producing work of a high standard. In this, I will endeavour to search for more campaigns that take the mundane perception a particular field and transform it through exciting and engaging images that would inspire.