Broadly speaking I shoot people and places, locally and globally. Anything from grand vistas to broom cupboards.
I have closed down streets, hung out of helicopters, been chased by lions, saved from drowning and shot in situations with armed guards.
I have been commissioned to shoot in locations as diverse as Greenland to The Seychelles, China to Chile.
Everyone and everywhere has a story to tell and it is my job to visually tell that story or to produce an image that makes you want to know more about the person or the place.
From years of shooting portraits of rock starts to Royalty, Nobel Prize winners to members of the Russian mafia I would like to think I now have an ability to connect with people from all walks of life. I was previously very shy hence landscape work suited me but now am the person who never deliberately puts his bags on the train seat next to him.
Asides from photography I love screenwriting which accompanies the story telling narrative. I read a lot and watch a lot of films.
I play tennis, golf a bit and previously played rugby for London Scottish. I competed in several 10Ks, ran a half marathon under a pseudonym - the actual runner having pulled out the night before. Some friends and I also took part in the first 4 mass participation open water swims in the UK on Lake Windermere. It was meant to be a mile but given my sense of direction think it was nearer a mile and a half. No records were broken!
In complete contrast I have 'tread the boards' at the Edinburgh Festival in a several plays. No Oliviers were won!