I was born in Derbyshire and originally trained as a barrister. Fortunately I only practiced for six months before making a full-time job out of my photography hobby. I’ve worked at the Press Association for seven years and have spent much of that time covering stories in hostile environments; including the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the revolution in Egypt and assignments in the Israeli and Palestinian territories, Somalia and Sierra Leone. I feel a bit tempted to add Tottenham, Hackney, Brixton, Enfield and Croydon to that list after the riots…
I’ve won a few awards, like Picture of the Year and News Photographer of the Year, and recently I’ve added multimedia and video work to my repertoire, including designing and building my own 360 degree camera system. Ok, so I’m a bit of a tech geek and I also build my own drones and have a few other suprises in my ‘lab’. In 2012 I won the Press Association’s Video Journalist of the Year award and directed/filmed/edited my first feature length documentary, ‘The Hurt Business’.
I can be contacted through the Press Association or at email@example.com