My route to photography was a pretty circuitous one. I studied Art, my passion was conceptual sculpture and after my degree I set up a sculpture park in Kent. I had a vision of combining art and nature into a place that would inspire. After much blood, sweat and tears it became a successful visitor attraction. You can check it out here: Gardens of Gaia.co.uk
After 8 years of running it I handed it over to my brother and went back to Uni to take a Masters in film and tv production. I’d always loved film and wanted to learn how to make them. I then worked in the industry, on productions, in the thick of it for a few years. Increasingly I found myself with a camera in my hand and with actors in front of the lens. Pretty soon I was being asked to take headshots and not long after that I found myself with a business that took over from the production work.
Over 10 years, 3 studios and a few grey hairs on from that I’ve grown a business that has expanded into shooting portraits, dance, fashion and weddings. As Ansel once said, “You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved."
II love the outdoorsI've been known to sleep on mountainsides in the snow for fun. It's a sickness I know but fortunately I've got friends that suffer with it too
III grew up on a farmI grew up on my family's farm in the beautiful Kent countryside. If pushed I can milk a cow and chainsaw a tree, though probably not at the same time
IIII love to travelI've traveled through Tibet, from one side of South America to another, to Machu Pichu and Kathmandu but yet have I to experience the delights of Catford or Croyden.