I started getting into photography as a young boy but first turned professional in 2003 at the tender age of 30. Fifteen years later and I still love it!
Outside of photography, I’m a competitive dancer in ballroom and Latin American dancing. To support my dancing I also workout and cycle and so it keeps me reasonably fit. In fact since I restarted dancing a few years ago after a long break I have lost 60lb!
I also volunteer at my local RAF Air Cadet squadron as a sergeant instructor. I run the squadrons website and act as a photographer for the wider wing to give them media coverage at events they participate it. I love the outdoors, particularly walking and camping and so I’m currently training as a group walking leader to lead expeditions too.
Finally, I somehow fit in a regular day job as a practice lead for a software company.. I did take my photography full-time for a couple of years and found so much work I had to turn it away but being completely self-employed never suited me. The economic reality is a practice lead consultant earns more than a photographer and there is a lot to be said for sick pay, paid holidays and a pension! I carry on with photography because I WANT to, not because I HAVE to! It's something I've always enjoyed and so I go the extra mile as its not just another day in the office for me.
I can fit into any situation be it informal or formal.
I enjoy everything about photography. It usually looks like I'm having fun because I usually am!
Hand in hand with enthusiasm is my energy. I can keep going all day!
I'm easy to talk to and put people at ease.
When you say you are going to do something and people are relying on you, you just have to get it done.
Guilty! Who doesn't love a good dance?