Born and raised in North Wales, I always loved to be involved with anything creative, and became a graphic designer in the early ’90s.
This background has provided me with a very strong sense of composition, form and colour, and has had an obvious influence on my photographic images. They are often graphically related in concept and can contain bold elements with vibrant colours, that sometimes appear to be deceptively simple compositionally. I find myself drawn to an eclectic mix of subject matter which appeals due to its visual content and aesthetic distinctiveness.
Working in the United States for over a decade, gave me an understanding of how powerful photography can be. In order to create images that would work in a commercial arena, and because I needed imagery to compliment my design work, I shifted from commissioning photography to working behind the lens myself. This was the only way I could fulfil my own very specific vision and maintain creative control from start to finish.
During my time in the States, I was also fortunate enough to become great friends with a former picture editor and photographer at Time Magazine, Sahm Sefton-Dougherty. She helped nurture my photographic sensibilities and assisted in developing a sense of worth and narrative in my images, for which I am forever grateful.
In late 2009, I became a member of the Professional Photographers of America, PPA.
Upon my return home to Wales in late 2014, I began a new love affair with my homeland, this time with a camera. Becoming reacquainted with it’s breathtaking landscapes and rich history. I began discovering new dimensions to the home I used to know so well. Seeing it now with a greater appreciation and a bold creative insight.
If any images resonate with you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
photographer + graphic designer
Born: Wales, UK
traveller, geek, teacher
Favs: Family, comics, drums, the odd beer and rugby