My father gave me my first camera – a Kodak 126 – when I was four and I’ve been passionate about taking pictures ever since. After a two year general art & design course at Reigate Art College (1989-91), I went on to study photography at the Kent Institute of Art & Design in Rochester, graduating in 1993. At art college I worked using most film formats including 35mm, 120 roll film and larger 5×4 formats too as well as all my own wet developing, processing and printing.
I have a beautiful wife who is an illustrator and teaching assistant, three gorgeous daughters and I live in Reigate. I love adventure, variety, the outdoors, art, culture and intellect and I have a fascination for human beings, which helps me do this job pretty well.
As well as shooting weddings in a factual, creative style, I’ve a huge passion for press and documentary photography, citing war photographer Don McCullin, street photographer Gary Winogrand and organisations such as Magnum Photos and National Geographic as influences and inspiration. My favourite contemporary brand, commercial and editorial photographer is James Bowden and my favourite wedding photographers are Jeff Ascough and Kevin Mullins.
I also work as a creative, for more information about that, take a look at www.spikyjumper.com