I always felt like I had an eye for a good image. Back then I wouldn’t have been able to tell you why I felt any particular photograph was a good one and I had no clue how photographers were able to capture such amazing images, but I definitely had a particular admiration for landscape photography. Then, when my parents bought me a DSLR for Christmas, my admiration became a passion. I spent the majority of the next year with my head buried in books or watching tutorials on Youtube so I could learn how to create images that I previously thought could only be done by the professionals. Six years down the line, my photography has taken me all over the world and allowed me to experience incredible things.
I love photography. To me, there’s no better feeling than exploring a new location and enjoying the outdoors whilst being behind the camera. I go into my own little world when I’m with my camera and it definitely relaxes and clears my mind. I always strive to tell a story with my images. My aim is to replicate the feeling I have when I’m at the top of a mountain, or witnessing an incredible sunset. I still think back to the very first time I nailed the shot and the buzz I felt when I saw it on the back of the camera. My goal is to get that same feeling every time I step outside to shoot.
In 2011 I received my first DSLR, a Nikon D3100, as a gift from my parents. I started out shooting landscapes as it was the most accessible form of photography to a student on a strict budget. Six years later and I am still in love with landscape photography, however the time has come to branch out. My goal now that I am back home is to combine my two hobbies, sport and photography.
I was born in the North East of England and lived there for all of my first 23 years. I left home when I was 18 and moved a huge distance of 20 miles down the road to study Marketing at the University of Newcastle. I finished my degree unsure of what to do with my life. I felt that a graduate programme was not for me as I wasn’t quite ready to start a career. I was seeking adventure and wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone in order to experience new things. I packed my life into a rucksack and headed to Australia. I found my home away from home in the city of Melbourne. I loved living in such an original, creative and cultural hub where there always seemed to be something going on. Melbourne has such character and such a unique way of life, you will probably notice many of my images were shot in the city and it remains my favourite city in the world. Unfortunately, as my visa came to an end, so too did my time in Australia and it was time to find a new challenge.
My photography had improved significantly while I was in Australia so I decided the time had come to take the plunge and chase my dream. I would spend the next six months as a freelance travel photographer in South America. I travelled from Chile, through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and ended up in Rio De Janeiro. The experiences I had during this time were invaluable to me and they have definitely changed the way I think. Now I have returned to the UK, I have a strong drive to turn my passion for photography and marketing into a successful career.
Upon our return to the UK, me and my beautiful girlfriend Jen decided to make Brighton our home. I enjoy most things to do with the outdoors. I like hiking and camping as well as attempting to play football and basketball. I also let my love of Newcastle United dictate far too much of my life. The majority of my spare time however will be dedicated to my photography which I hope will lead to much more content coming to this site shortly!