I am a student and photographer based in Cambridge, England. In 2007, I picked up a small point-and-shoot digital camera, and have been taking photos constantly since then. Through seven years, over fifty thousand images, countless reels of film and four cameras, I haven't stopped learning about photography. Whether carrying my iPhone or something larger, I never leave the house without a camera.
The image to the left is my first ever live music shot: the Kaiser Chiefs at o2 Wireless Festival in 2007. Music photography has informed a large part of my development, and there are many examples in my portfolio pages. However, more recently, I have turned to documentary-style event photography and portraiture. I am always open to trying new things and new disciplines - landscape photography is something that I rarely try, but a weekend in the Peak district with a cheap point-and-shoot camera produced the image above (right).
WHAT I DO
Events and parties are the perfect mix of documentary work and portraiture. Photographing at small family events and large weddings, I am used to a range of sizes, and am comfortable working in the pressured event environment, and ensuring I capture the images that the host wants.
Festivals, gigs, acoustic sets and even orchestral concerts. I have a long history of live music work. From my first gig in 2008, I have photographed ten festivals and countless bands. Producing written reviews to accompany my work, I learned a lot about quick turn-around times from live music photography.
Portraiture is my favourite genre of work. It is a chance to reflect the subject's nature in an image, and it takes skill to do so. I have worked with both individuals and groups for portraits, and enjoy any type of work in this category. I am looking to expand my portfolio of portraits, and am always looking for subjects.
Photographing cycling races, the Tour of Britain, the London Marathon and the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race has given me a chance to document events in progress, and to learn basic photo-journalistic skills. The excitement of the events creates a working environment like no other.
Travelling abroad to New York, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rome, Athens and others has presented the ideal opportunity to learn the landscape and street photography styles which have become central to the concept of 'travel' photography today.
I have photographed weddings, sports events, parties, festivals, charity events, foreign cities and Cambridge May Balls.
OTHER CREATIVE WORK
My blog is a place to develop my opinions on key matters relating to photography, art, technology and other topics. Writing helps inform the development of arguments, and provides a chance to register an opinion on developing issues.
The Internet is a universal platform on which to express opinions, and publishing writing on it helps reach the widest audience.
My collection of design and print work is the result of my need for a creative output. Whether putting together portfolios, designing leaflets and posters, creating new websites, or simply applying design to my day-to-day work, I enjoy the creative process. Well-designed work is always the work I am happiest with.
Finally, I try to use my photography in other aspects of my life. Photographing social events with friends is a chance to keep a record of life's day-to-day events, and produces some of my favourite images. There are few of these on this site, but the occasional ones give a flavour of the moments I have been capturing.