Primarily I cover sport or sport-related features.
My mum used a Kodak Brownie to take family pictures and used to chop our heads or feet off all the time. I figured at an early age that I could do better than that. The jury is still out.
I’m a self-taught photographer and printed all my own pictures by transforming my bedroom at home into a darkroom.
My first paid job was to cover the soccer match between Millwall and Reading for the Matchday Programme.
Covering the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984 as a 21-year-old boy was mind blowing, and probably was the time when photography became part of my DNA.
As a Londoner I was very proud and happy to cover the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. What’s not to like about sitting in the front row for some of the greatest sporting events this world has to offer, and then getting the chance to photograph them as well?
My biggest lesson? Don’t drive over your camera, they’re not that strong.
I respect photographers who put their lives on the line to tell the story.