Not so long ago I came to a realisation.
It was whilst looking at various Instagram Stories one day, when I saw a number of clips of my friends out cycling, or showing off their Strava time, or out rock climbing, or holding the big fish that they just caught, when it hit me - I don’t do any of this. My hobby, my only hobby, is photography. It’s what I think about constantly. It’s what excites and motivates me. And it all started just over a decade ago…
I was working at an acting agency in Central London training to be an acting agent, when I realised I really didn’t want to live off other people’s creativity; I wanted to be creative myself. So with my savings, I bought my first camera, and spent my time trying out all different kinds of photography, until I came to the conclusion that what I enjoyed the most was taking pictures of people. But natural pictures, nothing posed, or manufactured. Real, spontaneous, emotive, interesting pictures, that really captured the human condition.
It was an amazing feeling. For the first time in my life I was truly excited and passionate about something, and having a camera in my hand allowed me to express myself in ways I never could before. It’s fair to say that (apart from my girlfriend and Arsenal) photography is all I ever think about. I spend my evenings consuming photography, whether in a book or online. I plan my free time around quirky events I can photograph, or a country I can visit and capture. And I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have had some of those images exhibited at street photography festivals around the world.
And it’s because I love photography. I get a tremendous buzz from creating distinctly original imagery, and I’m always looking to push myself to create work that is challenging, interesting, and different. Thankfully couples who book me for their wedding share this ideology, and tell me how excited they are to see what I see on their wedding day. And afterwards I receive messages like this, and I can’t tell you how much that means to me.Contact Me