I was born and raised in the south west of England, at the age of 18 I had a calling to live by the sea, so moved to Falmouth in Cornwall where I did my degree in Photography at the Falmouth College of Arts. After graduating I was approached by Gallery2C, a contemporary fine art photographers gallery in the UK, who represent me and sell my work in the UK.
In 2004, after graduating, a fellow photographer and I embarked on a number of missions to Ecuador to work with street children. Working alongside an established NGO, we set up a photography workshop programme for street-involved children. This offered the children the opportunity to build their self-confidence and worth through creative photographic workshops. Although I am no longer involved on a practical level, the workshops still run to date and have proved extremely successful in empowering disadvantaged children.
In 2009 I decided to come to New Zealand to travel and photograph it’s beautiful landscapes. After only a few weeks here I fell in love with the Kiwi way of life and the incredible landscapes that continued to present themselves to me. I found a seasonal job in the Bay of Islands as a wildlife and landscape photographer for a tourism venture, giving me the opportunity to stay in New Zealand for longer. After working there for two summer seasons, I was approached by a scenic flight operator in the Bay of Islands to set up an aerial photography venture.
Over the years, I have worked on a diverse range of photographic projects with various clients. These include landscape, aerial, real estate, architecture, interiors, nature and marine wildlife. At present I am working on the production of a coffee table book of landscape photographs of the South Island of New Zealand, for which I am hoping to get published.
My photographs have always been inspired by the landscape and nature that surrounds me. I consider photography to be an important medium for communicating my ideas and concepts to others, a way of expressing and sharing my passion for the natural world.