I have wanted to be a photographer as long as I can remember. I was given my first camera by my mother when I was around 7 years old. I found I had a good eye for a picture, taking snaps of friends and family.
When I was a little older I started attending air shows with my Dad, it was there I started to learn how to use an SLR, photographing fighter planes traveling at speed. I was very much dropped in at the deep end, and learnt quickly.
By the age of 14 my Dad had bought me my own SLR an Minolta X-300s which was my pride and joy. I attended art school classes from the age of 14 to learn how to develop black and white photos. By the time I started College at 16 I was very proficient at film and photo developing.
I studied A level as well as Business at college and took the business further to HND level. After college I took a break from photography whilst getting into the world of work. I soon found myself missing the camera though and with the quality of Digital cameras getting better I bought my first Digital SLR.
I quickly got into photography again, upgrading my cameras and striving for better images. I found myself unemployed and got a job working for a local company photographing products and maintaining their website. Whilst doing this I upgraded to professional quality cameras and lenses, which was a good job as I was soon made redundant.
With very little work around, I turned to my passion to make a living. I set up professionally in 2009, initially specialising in Weddings and Portraits. I now find myself doing a whole range of subjects. One day I could be photographing a wedding, the next I'm on a fashion shoot. The following day I could be shooting some products for local businesses.