I take photos of just about everything, but especially humans, big and small, the sea and dogs.  My photography is a very good reflection of who and what I am and I love the process of getting to photograph people I'd never have had the opportunity to meet if it hadn't been for my camera.  I especially like uncontrived photography and always strive to bring people into their comfort zone when I photograph them.

My photographic journey began at university where I learned about photojournalism and the magic of developing black and white photographs . In London, I found Marcus Lyon, my mentor photographer who let me assist him at The Glassworks studio where I learned most of what I know about photography.  I have received commissions from design and advertising agencies, corporates, editorial and several local and international NGOs. I now have 2 beautiful children and have moved to Cape Town to rear them and they are a constant source of inspiration for me. My work  has become more focused on children, lifestyle, documentary and most recently, dogs.  

Client list & Publications (UK & SA): Sunweb, the GSMA, Lloyds TSB, Ross & Brown, the BBC, Slimfast, Servite Housing, Ackermans, NESTA, Reuters, The Barbican Centre, Comic Relief, Sports Relief, WhiteStuff Clothing, Hello magazine, Corbis image library which is now Getty, Inclusivity Solutions, Fair Lady magazine,Real Simple magazine, The Sing Foundation ,WHEAT & SAILI NGO's, Tenacity Works, Yoga Spirit & Rufftung clothing.  I have had the privilege of photographing celebrities Annie Lennox, Gordon Ramsay, Richard Hammond, Richard Curtis, Harry Hill and the former poet laureate, Andrew Motion.

My work has been awarded and exhibited by the Commonwealth Photographic Institute and the Association of Photographers In the UK.

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