It was almost inevitable that I would be a photographer. My dad was one, and I grew up spending many hours in the dark room with him, watching him pore over images, studying them for things that were almost intangible – the finer details, where emotions shone through.
I got my first camera – a Kodak Instamatic – when I was just five years old, and started using it on a holiday in Greece.
I always enjoyed taking pictures of horses and children. Out of this grew a love of natural light and reality.
I went on to study with a photographer friend who wanted to ride horses. I had horses and she had knowledge of photography. We traded. I added more formal qualifications, studying photography at Central St Martin’s College and then the London School of Photography.
After this, I created my own style of intimate photography – photography that creates an emotional response, not just a visual one.
I’m interested in telling stories – capturing memories, seeing those finer details in pictures, thinking how colours will go together to create the final look.