I've always enjoyed spending time outdoors. Whether it's a sunny beach stroll, or a woodland walk, I find that immersing myself in nature is incredibly healing.
In 2017 I decided to pick up a used DSLR and start to photograph some of the beautiful locations I was visiting (and I've visited some beautiful locations!). In 2021 I met a photographer who shot still life, and my photography world was transformed forever. I now dedicate the majority of my photography to floral fine art work, which is more rewarding than anything I'd attempted before.
In 2023 I was delighted to be awarded 'Honourable Mention' in the Fine Art - Still Life category of the International Photography Awards.
It took a while, but eventually I inherited the passion for photography from my late father, who spent five decades travelling the world photographing steam and diesel engines. Whilst we may not have shared similar subjects of interest (yes, I was forced to watch slideshows of train photos from a young age!), I think of him each and every time I turn on my camera.
I live in Hampshire in the UK with my wife Katherine, our son, and our Golden Retriever, Bernard. By day I work full time as Head of IT for a Multi-Academy Trust, but during my free time (which is less and less these days!) I am passionate about composing and shooting whatever interesting flowers I can find on my travels. I’m fascinated by the variety in representation of colour, texture and shape that can be found in nature. The majority of my work is created in my home studio, where I seek to convey intimacy in the images I make.