My journey to photography has been, like many, unexpected. When I was a child I was given the Star Wars Trilogy (Special Edition) Gold Box Set on VHS for my birthday, beginning a lifelong obsession with images. I studied at the University of London, Queen Mary where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Film Studies. I went on to complete a Master of Fine Arts in Film from the Newport Film School. Like many, I started out as a runner, before working as a camera assistant and eventually as a Director of Photography / Cameraman.
In 2019, I bought a second hand Canon 550D and spent three months travelling across Southeast Asia photographing my adventure. Something clicked. I discovered a fascination with landscape and architecture, and how humans live and behave in various surroundings and environments. And so began my career in photography.
On Monday 23 March 2020 Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the UK would be going into what would be the first of three national lockdowns due to the ongoing threat of the global COVID-19 pandemic. A week before the announcement I began my most ambitious project to date - developing a Photographic Journal of Life in London During the Coronavirus Pandemic. A documentation of the everyday. The aim of this project was to not only document for historical purposes, but also to convey the emotions and memories of living in one of the busiest and most visited cities in the world during a global pandemic. This project has now concluded, and I am at the beginning stages of putting a book together of my pandemic photography.
I am based in LONDON.
My greatest achievement is my dog, MR BEAR.