I was born on the outskirts of London but spent the majority of my childhood, teens and early adulthood living and working in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Shortly after returning to the United Kingdom with my family in 2004, I bought my first DSLR and it was only then that my interest in photography was born. I spent many years taking thousands of average photographs while reading many books and magazines as well as watching copious amounts of Youtube videos learning the beautiful craft of photography.
It wasn’t until we moved to Wales in 2011 that I discovered my love for landscape photography. With so many breathtaking landscapes and seascapes all around me, I’m never short of inspiration or a willing subject.
Whilst the weather in Wales can sometimes be a little tricky, there is nothing more satisfying than waking up before dawn and making my way to an isolated location to capture mother nature at her best.
Nothing photography related unfortunately. I started off many years ago in the IT industry and ran my own business in South Africa providing IT support for local businesses. After moving back to the United Kingdom, I started working for a well known computer retail chain as a B2B account manager, but quickly progressed to Business Sales Manager / Assistant Store Manager.
At the start of the financial crisis in 2009 I was made redundant and started a small home run ecommerce business to keep myself going until I could get back on my feet. That business quickly took off and my small business quickly became my new full time job.
This new venture allowed my family and I the opportunity to live pretty much wherever we wanted, so we packed up and moved from the East midlands to South West Wales.
Who knows? Perhaps, one day National Geographic will give me a call, but until then I’m quite happy with photography being my hobby. I sell the occasional print here and there and that helps to fund what has become an expensive pastime. Although, not as expensive as my wife’s horse.