I cover news, sport and the odd feature.
I remember walking around the house when I was about 14, just clicking the camera because I liked the sound.
I learned photography through lots of trial and lots of error.
I got my first assignment when I was 19 years old. I walked into the office of a weekly music magazine that specialised in heavy metal music. The picture editor liked my pictures but was worried I was young and hadn't worked for anyone before. She said, "… alright I'll give you a chance, there is a gig tonight with a heavy metal band, and they are notoriously crazy. If you can get a picture there, then you can get a picture anywhere." I got spat on and kicked in the head, but I did at least come back with a picture, which was published with my by-line.
The best thing about this job is that you never know what is around the corner. The worst is that you never know what is around the corner.
As long as there is the opportunity to photograph something genuine, then I’m pretty much happy to photograph anything.
When editing photos I look for the truth told in the most beautiful way.
I take pictures for anyone and everyone who is interested.
The truth is out there, you just have to know how to look for it.
My heroes are Rembrandt for his beautiful eyes and my wife for her ability to see the beauty in pretty much anything. A real gift.