Originally from London, I have been settled in Nantes, western France with my family since 2002. I am completely bilingual and my identity is proudly European. Personally speaking, I have found this mix of cultural experiences greatly enriching. Professionally, my Anglo/French duality has been valuable in working for multinational companies, such as Arcelormittal, Easyjet Traveller & General Electric.
My initial photographic outlook was social & documentary-based and I was the recipient of the Jury prize in the Observer David Hodge Memorial award, for a project on steam railways in North Wales. I pursued this reportage path and collaborated with the Refugee Council during the 1990’s, documenting those arriving in the UK from wars in Somalia, Sri Lanka and the Balkan states.
Alongside, I worked for a number of government departments – Health, Foreign Office and the British Tourist Authority, and was commissioned to take official portraits of members of Tony Blair’s first 1997 cabinet.
Since my arrival in France, I have carried out editorial & portrait work for such titles as Le Point, Nouvel Observateur and Capital, undertaken business and industrial assignments for a range of clients including Banque Populaire, Man Diesel and Alsim, as well as covering large corporate events such as the annual French notary convention.
With all these commissions, I’m instinctively drawn to the human angle of the story. My aim is to express the relationship between people and their working environment in a dynamic and artistic way, using light, composition and colour, to define what is unique to each company.
With over 20 year’s professional experience, I have built up the skills required to enable my subjects at feel at ease in front of the camera, an ability to adapt to circumstances encountered on the ground, and a dedication to provide both the quality & diversity of images to meet the client’s needs.
In addition to my corporate work, I teach photography to Graphic Design Students in Nantes, develop personal projects for exhibitions and run street photography courses both locally and nationally. More info here.