Biography

I graduated in the summer of 2008 with a BA (Hons) in Applied Photography and Digital Imaging at Buckinghamshire New University. During this four years I studied all aspects of photography from traditional darkroom processing and printing to advanced digital manipulation.

My particular interest on commencing the course was plant hunting with a camera, concentrating on endemic plants photographed in situ. However I have had the opportunity to try fashion, portraiture, wedding, documentary, and advertising, with 35mm, medium and large format film cameras as well as digital cameras.

Most of all, I have enjoyed making documentary series. Although now considered hackneyed, I still believe in Cartier-Bresson's "Decisive Moment", that point at which, having waited and observed, for one fraction of a second, everything comes together and it is at that moment that you press the shutter and feel that excitement that only comes when you know that you have created something that is more than it was when it happened.

Plant photography is my first love, having run my own plant nursery for ten years and then worked at Oxford Botanic Garden for twelve years, but I am also an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and a member of the Professional Garden Photographers Association. I enjoy doing child and family photographs.