I picked up a camera at the tender age of 9, and took possibly the most awful family portrait of all time.
After my debut click, it was a long, cruel wait to get the film developed, and when I saw my first piece of ‘art’, I was thrilled! I had actually got the family in the portrait! ‘Well done me’, I thought! I guess that was where it all started. At around the same time, I started taking an interest in wildlife, and spent many hours paging through my parents wildlife books. The images mesmerized me!
To completely capture a wild animal for just a split second, and have it on record for a life time – that seemed like the dream! Turns out, it is the dream, and so began my journey into photography…
Fast forwarding a few years, I am still living the dream, and doing my best to create wildlife images that truly show the splendour of the subjects I have been so fortunate to photograph. My images have been lucky enough to be recognised by some of the worlds largest wildlife photographic competitions, including the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year (2007), Fotocam (2010), Fuji Awards (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011), BBC Wildlife Magazine Camera Trap competition (2010), and a host of smaller, local competitions. This has led to many images being published worldwide, in various forms of the media.
My desire to photograph has taken me all over the world and bought me back home again. Luckily, with the digital age well and truly upon us, I don’t have the long, cruel wait for film to be developed, but I am still thrilled every time the image works!