After 20 years of working in London I decided it was time to professionally follow my two passions in life.
My first camera was a Agfamatic 2000 bought whilst on holiday in Gran Canaria back in the 1980s. However, I soon realised my interest required something a little bit more sophisticated and I quickly upgraded to Canon's T70 SLR. A great bit of kit that I was still using way in to the digital age. Over the 2000s I started to get back in to going to motorsport events and photographing the action. As social media took hold I started to share my photos via twitter and in 2011, after years of trying, I finally managed to get a picture published. Through the help of friends within the motorsport industry I soon built up a good following and landed my first official photography job in 2013 - thank you Xav McCartan. In the same year I covered the British Rally Championship and set up RallyPicsLive.
I have been exposed to boats all my life. As a kid most of our family holidays were spent down in Devon and whenever it was sunny (not that often!) we would take the boat from New Bridge, Kingsbridge to Smalls Cove Beach, Salcombe. It is perhaps no surprise then that I am now as comfortable on the water as off it. However it has only been since 2010 that I've started to become qualified through the various RYA schemes. To help build up Shadwell Sailing Club I became a PowerBoat and Assistant Dinghy Instructor. Out on the open seas, I became a Dayskipper back in 2011 and progressed to Yachtmaster-Coastal (commercially endorsed) in 2016. In 2017 I extended my commercial endorsements to PowerBoats and became a Freelance Skipper for Thames Rockets based in Central London.
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