"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away" - Pablo Picasso
I have over 20 years experience working as a professional photographer and specialise in portraiture, landscape and the natural world. My extensive portfolio and versatility as a photographer is a reflection of my vast and colourful life experiences and passion for travel. For me, being a photographer is all about visual communication; creating an image with which to share a story-whether that is simply to remind people of what a beautiful planet we live on and to help them to connect with it, or to help others to promote and share their unique gifts with the world.
I picked up my first SLR film camera at the age of 14 and was instantly mesmerised by how life looked through the lens. I went on to study photography at Wimbledon School of Art and then Falmouth School of Art where I specialised in Black and white Portraiture.
For me, picking up a camera is like sitting down to meditate in many ways. When I take photographs, I become totally connected with the present moment, thoughts about the past or future subside, and I instantly feel calmer. I have a chance to look at life in a way that I often forget to or am unable to during my normal day to day life- I notice subtleties in light, the expressions on peoples faces, the colours in nature. I feel more alive and connected to the world I live in.