I am a Staffordshire photographer and was born in Johannesburg. I left South Africa when I was nine. After moving between Australia and England, my family settled in the UK. Living around the world has had a very positive influence on my life, especially during my career as a photographer. I now live in Leek with my wife Laura and our two children Evie and Ethan.
It is here in the UK that I started taking a real interest in life through a lens. I finished my education by completing a HND in photography – during which I managed to secure an internship as an assistant to a well-known wedding photography company in Cheshire. This gave me the knowledge of what wedding photography was all about, and made me passionate about creating my own successful business one day.
My photography career began with a position as the sole photographer at a monthly newspaper in Cheshire, documenting news, features and commercial work. My expertise was noted and I was promoted to a position on the weekly title within the same group, before being headhunted by the picture editor at one of the best performing regional daily newspapers in the country. I picked up several awards, including News Photographer of the Year in the West Midlands, in 2008, along with several other accolades of note within the industry.
I now have over 12 years’ experience in my chosen career and have gained recognition through press work among my peers as well as members of the public. Because of my photojournalistic approach to work, I am proficient in all aspects of photography – from weddings and engagements, fashion and family portraits, commercial and PR-based assignments and special events. I am recognised for my contemporary style and creative ideas, as well as my understanding of design and good technique in image processing.
Please feel free to explore my website and contact me if you have any questions about the services I offer. I look forward to hearing from you!