Tagline / Favourite Quote:
"The beauty of wildlife is all round us, step back, watch and you will see that beauty unfold before your eyes"
I am a professional widlife photographer, an experienced expedition and workshop leader who runs his own photo tours and expeditions to many places throughout the UK and further a field around the world. Finalist twice in the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year, finalist in the GDT European Wildlife photographer of the year and commended in BWPA.
An Ex-Soldier, Sniper, expert in fieldcraft and tracking skills, who has always found peace within nature. Bringing all those skills together to produce images by placing a frame around something he's seen to show others the beauty of the natural world. Each photograph represents an event that occurred in the wild something that I witnessed and recorded with my camera. My skill lies in interpreting and presenting this in a way that invokes beauty, mood and emotion with each moment captured.
From my early days I spent so much time being at one with nature, close to and watching, hidden from view on the off chance I would see a certain animal. I distanced myself from childen's games and activities instead of heading to a nearby stretch of wilderness within the mass housing estate I grew up in. Learning to get close to wildlife without distubring the life of the animal, almost forgetting the outside world and becoming part of the animal I was getting close to or watching.
This skill is one of many I use within my own wildlife photography today derived from those early encounters with nature. This lose yourself to nature approach enables me to get close enough to capture the animal's beauty and behaviour which both feature strongly in my style of photography, showing a wild animal within their natural habitat being the foundation to my work today through the images I see then frame through the camera's viewfinder.
Greatest Professional Achievment(s):
Being able to speak for the wildlife through my photography.
Everyday I spend in the natural world is my gift and award.