My BackgroundBorn in the UK in 1972.In January 2000 I went on a oneyear trip to Australia. Ten disposable camera's later and I bought my first film camera. After dropping that firstcamera in a lake I stepped up to an SLR type film camera.The creative control this camera gave, inspired me togo beyond just documenting locations, it allowed me tocapture the world as I saw it.The nature and expense of shooting with film meant that Iwould only slowly improve my skill level.With the advent of digital photography and it removingmany restraints of film, my imagination could soar, allowingme to experiment to a level never before possible.Sometime in 2005 I saw images of New Zealand and wasphotographically drawn to it. All of 2006 was spenttravelling some 9 countries in the direction of New Zealand,finally arriving with only a few hundred dollars and thethoughts of having to end an amazing journey by returningto England.
My InspirationMy inspiration comes from many sources, it can be aspark of an idea out of nowhere, something relativelymundane that my slightly twisted mind builds upon,or it may just be something I come across whilst walking the streets or on a hike.
The day I arrived in Wellington I immediatly fell in love withthe place and did whatever it took for immigration to allowme to stay. I have been based here ever since, feeding offthe constant inspiration that this amazing country provides.