London based music photographer, editorial graphic designer, and internationally published author and journalist.
I was born in London and raised in Australia. I got my first camera, which I won in a painting competition, when I was 11 and I was hooked.
Since I can remember, I have loved rock music, from the early days of The Beatles, on to discovering the blues, heavy rock, prog rock and jazz in my early teens, when all my friends were in bands. Then I got bitten by the surfing bug and dedicated a good ten years of my life to pursuing the best waves I could find. Music and my camera were with me. Then I made the first of many trips to India, and my camera was with me.
Somehow I ended up back in London (there may have been a girl involved) and stayed, apart from five years in Italy. Although my path has seen me do many different jobs over the years, including making surfboards and a sous chef, the arts were where I was content, and photography was always my first love, but never my job. A serendipitous turn of events saw me shooting some music gigs and I finally knew what I really wanted to do, rather late in life. I have been photographing London’s underground music scene ever since, shooting around 500 bands every year, under all sorts of conditions.
If you would like me to shoot your band, get in touch using the form below. It can be a one-off gig or documenting a recording session, festival or tour. Or maybe you need studio/location portraits for publicity or record covers. I offer special rates for indie/unsigned artists, again, use the form below.
I choose Canon cameras and lenses for digital photography. For analogue, I use Olympus OM cameras with Zuiko lenses for 35mm. For medium format film I use Mamiya 645 and Bronica SQ cameras, as well as an assortment of Lomography cameras for a lo-fi look.