My first love in life was music and I was making electronic music at the early age of 5 years old. I continued to do so throughout my teens and went on to study in music production after leaving school.
In April 2007, I was heading to Australia to enquire about a specialist music production course and it was then that I bought my first camera to take a few 'holiday snaps' during my travels. A happy accident as I immediately fell in love with photography and my direction in life changed.
That trip also fired up my curiosity of our planet and left me wanting to go and discover as much of it as possible. Luckily these two new passions had the potential to work together.
I did not have any formal training within photography and instead took to teaching myself. The internet and books were a great way to learn new techniques. The rest was a lot of trial and error! (emphasis on error).
I then started to add more and more countries to my travelled to list and was able to build a portfolio of images to document my adventures. My dream was always to work for Lonely Planet since buying my first guide book by them. Well, my initial dream was to have a single photo published in one of their guidebooks. In 2011, I approached the company with a body of work to which I was offered a 5 year contract.
Lonely Planet Images have since been bought out by Getty Images so I am now working as a Lonely Planet photographer under Getty Images, supplying travel imagery to their stock library. - For commercial use of any of my photographs please visit Getty Images.
My images have been published throughout various Lonely Planet guidebooks and other LP channels. Since the Getty Images takeover, I have had my work used by many national and international companies in an array mediums. Some highlights include National Geographic Traveller, Microsoft, Apple, LG, BBC, Forbes, AOL, book covers with St Martin’s Press and Amazon Publishing and in use by many other editorials & commercial projects.
Through my own personal freelance work, I have collaborated on many commercial projects ranging from product photography to launch campaigns, as well as working with numerous luxury international hotels and travel brands. I opened my own gallery & studio in 2010 and now continue to run my own online print store.
In October 2017, I became a brand ambassador/creative consultant for Zeiss Lenses and continue to represent the brand through my work.
My approach to photography is to simply document and share the beauty of our planet. I don't manipulate my images to be something they are not with post-production techniques. I try to accurately reproduce the scene that was in front of me at the time with an aim to inspire people to go and explore and understand this amazing planet that we all share.
My advice to any aspiring artist is to never stop learning and never give up. There are so many incredible artists around the world and although there is enough room, the competition is tough! So never get comfortable to a point where you stop pushing yourself. Continue to step outside of your comfort zone. Be confident in your abilities but be modest with results. Be respectful, kind and work incredibly hard.
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