There isn’t a lot in my career that I haven’t done. I’ve managed call centres and pizza shops, co-ordinated large-scale trade union conferences, helped people with mental health needs get back to work, stood on street corners handing out free dog food samples, and even worked sustainably as a professional actor. As you can see in the picture to the right, I was once awarded an oscar*.
So while it could be said that I have been guilty of failing to stick to one career path (I prefer to call it “building transferable skills”), throughout my life I have remained passionate about four things: helping others, creating opportunities, being creative, and having fun.
From my first job delivering newspapers to elderly customers, to my current work in delivering event photography and portrait photography, I’ve always loved delivering products and services above and beyond expectations. That’s why you can always be assured of a personal and high-quality service.
I’ve always been passionate in my belief that everyone should have access to the same opportunities, regardless of income, social status, or physical limitations. This fuels my desire to offer a pro-bono service to the community and charity sector.
There’s nothing I love more than creating. It doesn’t matter what I’m creating – a play, a script, a photograph, a filing system – I’m at my happiest when I’m getting stuck in and creating solutions on the fly. Any good photographer should have a plan, but my experience in directing and managing people from both creative and business backgrounds means that I can always come up with a solution should the unexpected occur.
It should go without saying that anything creative should be fun. Whether you’re attending your first or your fiftieth photoshoot, I have an endless bag of tricks to help you relax and make sure that we create picture that show you at your best.
*by my dad, bought from a charity shop for £1.