My 20 years in advertising certainly weren't a distraction from my fascination with photography, they were an amazing investment in working with great people (and great photographers) and especially in learning about both the power of simplicity and the power of the idea.
When I got my first job as an art director at Saatchi & Saatchi in the early 80's, I invested in an Olympus XA, manual focus, manual exposure, Zuiko lens and one of the best compacts I have had. Since then I have never been anywhere without a pocket camera because, as they say, the most valuable camera you own is the one you have with you.
My photography is mainly about spontaneous, unplanned, found (although actually I think they are 'given') moments that just happen and are beautiful or poignant or funny. And I hope that as a collection it can be seen that it is the power of the idea that runs through my work.
I have been a full time photographer since 2005.
And I don't just shoot with a pocket camera…
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My work is represented in galleries and websites worldwide including
The Photographers' Gallery, London; Art Unlimited, Amsterdam; Saatchi Online; Artlica.com; Galleray.com and OneEyeLand.com. I am also a member of the Millenium collective and am represented on the site milim.com.
My street photography was featured in The Guardian Online here:
My photographs sell as open edition and limited edition prints in various sizes and have been bought by collectors in Switzerland, France, Italy, Greece, California, Singapore and the UK.
I recently was honoured to win the Leica / Street Photography International Award 2018. I have been featured and have exhibited in shows including Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), The Creative Review Annual Awards, Fuji Distinctions, The Association of Photographers Open Awards, The Photography Masters Cup, Life Framer and Lens Culture. And I've even won awards in a few of them!
I have had various solo exhibitions including most recently at the Leica Gallery, London and also a Fine Art Installation at The Eagle Ale House in support of CAMRA and the pub.
Commissioning clients include: The European Parliament, Grenson Shoes, Big Al's Creative Emporium, Watchable Films, Big Machine Record Label Group, RKCR/Y&R, Honda, Grazia Magazine, Omobono Advertising, The East of England Development Agency, IFRA (The International Fragrance Association).
Self portrait, Clapham Junction, London