I became a fully qualified photographer in 1983, and I qualified as an Associate in the British Institute of Professional Photography in 1987, achievements which I am still massively proud of today. I also photographed my first wedding in 1987, which was a massively scary experience, but today its more of a pleasure than anything else which is why I love what I do.
I left school in 1975 with little more than a mind full of dreams and a head full of hair. In those days of Ziggy Stardust, platform shoes, and ridiculously flared trousers I just couldn’t imagine that one day I would be a professional photographer, but photography is a bit like that “crazy little thing called love” – it slowly lures you and then once it has you, it just doesn’t let you go.
Over the years I’ve worked in all aspects of professional photography. I’ve even managed photographers and taught photography, and after all these years of photographing just about everything, I am still a full-time photographer – who is lucky enough to visit the nicest of places and photograph the loveliest of people