Photography has always been part of my life. Even from my first Kodak camera in 1995 i was obsessed. I was very lucky when younger to have some very inspirational people around me who really put me on the right path.
A weeks worth of experience at Corporate Edge graphic design studio in Hammersmith, London was all it took to take me from being interested in photography & design to being 100% obsessed! I knew my way around bridge cameras fairly well, However i didn't know much about SLR’s and how they worked. Step in a close friend of mine who lent me her original Olympus OM-1 film camera to learn all the ins and outs of aperture control, metering, shutter speeds and manual focusing. I was Hooked instantly!
Step forward a few years and a jump to digital in 2006 with a Canon EOS 30D, i started to really get into the swing of things taking photos of family events & weddings, talking to the hired photographers and helping carry bags at these events who gave me the inspiration to continue to pursue photography to its fullest…
I saved all my money to be able to afford a 2nd hand Nikon D200 in 2010 for an up trip to the east coast of the USA. I was attending events, doing photo shoots for musicians due to having some great friends in the scene. I made the jump back to Canon in 2011 when i purchased a EOS 5D Mk2 due to the need for better low light performance.
Over the past couple years i have been strongly linked with the Cosplay scene that runs along with Comic Cons to which i have accumulated a very diverse range of images thanks to all the wonderful people i have met since 2012.
Since 2013 i have had a professional working relationship with Carillion Guitars in Dorking Surrey.
In 2017 after a period of time of bad luck with health, i was unfortunate to be diagnosed with multiple slipped discs in my back. with a long road to recovery every area of weight reduction had to be considered. My already pondering mind had made the decision to leave Canon and move to Sony on the advice of some very well respected photographers. This is possibly the best photographic decision i have ever made! Quality and sharpness has increased , Weight has dropped dramatically, and all while still allowing me to keep hold of my Canon lenses. If you would like to know more about my DSLR to Mirrorless switch please feel free to ask questions.