I was introduced to photography at an early age by my father who was a keen amateur photographer. My first pictures were taken on a box Brownie camera and we processed and printed them at home in a blacked-out kitchen pantry. My family lived in the USA for a year in 1974 where I used a Kodak Instamatic on our east-west-east road trip that summer. Later I studied Drama at Bretton Hall College, Yorkshire but spent as much time taking photos and making super8 films and printing in the college darkrooms. I moved to London after graduation and worked as an assistant to various photographers in the fashion & advertising industry. The last of these, Andrew Moran, encouraged me to pursue a series of studio portraits of comedians which became the exhibition ‘Serious Comedy’ in 1992. From this, commissions came from magazines and newspapers to take pictures of artists, musicians, actors & politicians. In recent years my work has broadened and my lifelong passion for plants and gardens has provided a new direction in both the field and studio. I continue to work in the UK and abroad for a variety of editorial, design and business clients. I’ve worked for, amongst many others, The RHS, Observer, Independent on Sunday, Sunday Times, BBC, Channel 4, HarperCollins, Loewy, Saatchi & Saatchi and Deutsche Bank. I’m also a regular contributor to Getty Images.