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First & foremost I am a family man. I have been married to Emma for 18 years and we have 3 amazing kids.
I have lived in the south of England for most of my life and I have a special affinity for the sea & the forest which often feature in my work.
When I am not behind the lens or with the family I have two other passions. Music & football.
Football wise I follow my local team AFC Bournemouth and watch them play whenever my schedule allows and I also keep a keen eye on Manchester Utd in the Premier League. I also coach a kids football team (including my lad) and am a qualified FA Coach.
Music - my creative juices must be overflowing because as well as photography & video I also write songs, play guitar & sing with my band, The Believers. The debut album, Headspace, was released in mid 2011. The follow up is in progress. You can see what I am up to on my facebook page here.
I also love to listen to music & go regularly to gigs. My favourite genre is rock, although good, well written pop is also acceptable. However, I will give anything a go!
My photographic influences are Ansell Adams, Anton Corbijn, David Bailey & Anne Geddes. Modern wedding photographers are also hugely influential - Ryan Schembri, Joe Buisink, Yervant, Jerry Ghionis. All brilliant masters of the art.
I prefer to use Canon cameras & lenses, although it really doesn't matter what
you use to shoot with - just what you see. I love to use available light whenever I can and I am happiest working outside rather than in the studio. Although on a cold winters day you will find me smiling in there too!