Commercial, Fashion, Lifestyle and Portrait
I guess I should start with a little bit about myself…
I’m a Yorkshire boy born and raised in a little town called Beverley stuck somewhere between York and ‘ull.
I never got into sports like the other boys. I was always more interested in playing video games and chasing girls.
My uncle traveled a lot so we ended up looking after a lot of his stuff.
One of the things we had sat in pour spare room was his old Pentax camera, that I wasn’t allowed to touch.
After “borrowing” his camera and buying some cheap film I was hooked, running around and taking pictures of everything in front of me. Needless to say the pictures were mostly out of focus and wrongly exposed, epic fail!
Heart broken at the thought I wasn’t going to be the next big photographer I turned to books and magazines (pre internet days) to get my photo fix.
It wasn’t until my early twenties that I picked up another camera, falling out with my then girlfriend about spending too much money on a Samsung gx-20 bought on the never never…
I was hooked!
With the ability to view images in realtime and not have to wait for pictures to come back from the printers I could see what I was doing wrong when I was a kid and learn from it, children have such short attention spans and I was no different.
Fast forward a few years and a move to Nottingham, I was working in bars and shooting gigs and events I got my first bit of good luck.
A friend of a friend worked in London in HR for a company dealing with high street fashion brands.
So down I go to London for an adventure work in their studio, assisting and shooting eCommerce for companies such as Karen Millen, Oasis, Coast and Warehouse.
Recently, tragedy hit. While out for dinner with my girlfriend my bag was stolen. All the pictures I had taken, gone.
Like an idiot I hadn’t backed up anything.
Oh well, live and learn.
I recently decided to go back to school and get that elusive bit of paper that somehow proves I know what I’m doing, LOL. So now I’m studying at the British Academy of Photography at Westminster University
...and that pretty much brings us up to speed