Anybody can learn how to use a camera and take photos. While I can appreciate great technical skills, for me photography is about capturing a moment that you can look back on in the future and feel exactly the same emotion as you did when you took the shot. A really great image will evoke that same emotion in others that were not there. Whether it be a sense of calm, wonder, or courage, my art aims to move people in a way that inspires them to say "I want to go there and do that".
You can usually find me in the ocean, diving or surfing, or exploring somewhere new.
Please feel free to contact me.
Where do you live?
I’m currently living in Fiji. I’m actually from London in the UK, but I’ve been travelling with work for nearly 8 years. Right now I have no fixed address. I travel with everything I own, so my possessions are very limited.
What inspired you to become a photographer?
As a marine biologist and diver, I’ve always had a camera I could take underwater with me so I could show people the cool stuff I see diving. But I didn’t pick up a decent DSLR until 2015, when I met the legendary surf photographer Peter ‘Joli’ Wilson working in the Maldives. I found him so inspiring and encouraging - he helped me choose my first cameras and lenses. I’m very fortunate that I get to travel to some amazing countries and photography is a way of capturing the beauty of each place. I only wish I’d invested in a decent camera years ago.
What is your favourite thing to photograph?
My favourite place to take photos is in the ocean. I like to shoot surfing and animals, and just the water itself. I love being in crystal clear water and photographing the beautiful patterns in the sand. The ocean is my happy place so I aim to show other people it’s beauty how I see it. Oh and I love tropical storms.
What equipment do you use?
I have two bodies – the Nikon D750 and D7200 as my crop frame. I have a 400 mm telephoto lens for photographing surfing, a 16-35 mm wide angle, a 50 mm prime, and a standard kit lens. For underwater photos I use a mirrorless Olympus PEN with a wide angle lens and dome port.
Who inspires you?
I love the work of Morgan Maassen, Cait Miers, Sean Scott, and Lisa Michele Burns. They all photograph the ocean (mostly) but have very different styles. I think that’s what I love about photography – that everyone sees things differently so you have the opportunity to open other people’s eyes.