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. Whilst following this area of work, I would regularly shoot with a model to hone my skills, and found I really enjoyed shooting fashion. The creativity and freedom it allowed me were exactly what I’d been looking for. Now the bulk of my work consists of shooting Headshots, Fashion and Hair Photography.