About

Father, Husband, Photographer – that about sums me up. I first picked up a camera several years ago, and started to take things seriously shortly after that. Since then I have pointed my lens at almost everything I can think of, and had an incredible learning experience along the way.

My hobby (or addiction, if you ask my wife!) has helped me meet some fantastic people, both those who are happy to stand in front of the lens and those who help me behind it. I have made new friends and had calamitous adventures.

I have spent countless hours staring at the stars atop cliffs in two continents, on beaches, sea shores and farmers fields. I have spent just as many hours dedicating myself to developing my craft – challenging myself to find shots even when the conditions are against me, connecting with fellow togs around the world, refining technique and familiarising myself with the tools available.

And the best bit is that there is still a lifetime’s worth to learn. An endless supply of sunrises and sunsets, climatic conditions, festivals, protests, races, birthdays, weddings, Christmases still to come. My little girl (soon to be two! update: is now two, and we have another one too!) will continue to grow up, and I will be right there to see it all, and maybe snap some of the best bits.

I get more out of this than I ever thought I would, and I’d love to share my interest with you, so say hello if you like.

Recognition

Competitions:

  • 2018 Epson International Pano Awards : Gold (top 10 worldwide) : Amateur Built Environment
  • 2018 Epson International Pano Awards : Bronze x 2 (additional images) : Amateur Built Environment
  • 2018 National Geographic travel photographer of the year : Editors pick
  • 2018 Sony World Photography Awards : Shortlist (top 10 worldwide) : Street photography
  • 2018 National Geographic Traveller photography competition : Winner : Urban
  • 2018¬†Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) : Finalist
  • 2018 Outdoor Photographer of the year : Shortlist : Travel
  • 2017 Landscape Photographer of the Year (Take a View) : Shortlist
  • 2017 Nikon Centenary International photography competition : Shortlist
  • 2017 Outdoor Photographer of the year : Shortlist : Travel
  • 2017 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year : Shortlist : Sit Patrick Moore Best Newcomer
  • 2017 National Piers Society photography competition : Winner
  • 2017 National Geographic Traveller photography competition : Shortlist : Portfolio

In print

  • 2018 Practical Photography Magazine (January 2019) : 10 Clicks – What to shoot with your camera right now
  • 2018 Outdoor Photographer (October) : Two page feature
  • 2018 National Geographic Traveller (June) : Big Picture feature
  • 2018 Practical Photography Magazine (May) : Beyond the Lens, the story of the world’s greatest shots
  • 2018 Sony World Photography Awards book
  • 2018 National Geographic Traveller photography book
  • 2018 Portfolio 3 : OPOTY
  • 2017 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year book
  • 2017 Portfolio 2 : OPOTY
  • 2017 OPOTY Feature : The Times

Online

Public

  • 2018 Sony World Photography Awards : Somerset House : 20th April – 6th May 2018
  • Wallacespace Covent Garden : Travel photography : 12th February – 27th February 2018
  • Royal Observatory Greenwich : Insight Astronomy : 16th September 2017 – 22nd July 2018

Kit List

I have a whole bunch of gear (never enough!) that I use to take these shots, and am always interested in acquiring more! I think the key bits are here: