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My grandfather, who worked as a photographer all his life, gave me my first SLR when I was 13. It was an instant love affair. His advice however was pretty much "to get a real job"... and so I studied Ergonomics at university and, after graduating, worked as a management consultant in the UK and US.
My love of photography remained a hobby until I decided to give the dream a chance. I resigned from my job and flew to South America with a Nikon F3 and a bag full of Velvia and Ilford HP5. I found a job working as a photojournalist for the Bolivian Times and then as a guide and photographer for adventure travel companies. Both there, and later in Cuba, I was captivated by the energy and exuberance of the festivals and dance so inherent in Latino life.
Eventually in 2000 I returned to the UK and studied photography at the London School of Printing, supplementing my income with sales on Corbis and Getty back when this actually equated to a living. I spent most of my studying time in the black and white dark room printing images that celebrated the rich and vibrant musical heritage of Havana and later of Buenos Aires, New Orleans and Seville. Over the next couple of years I sold work to most of the UKs newspapers and to magazines like Red, Wanderlustand the New Statesman as well as exhibiting my work in pubs and clubs and restaurants.
Then in 2003 I was asked to exhibit at Olympia during a trade fair and met an old colleague who had dreams of opening a gallery. In 2005 we launched Capital Culture Gallery in Covent Garden and began to recruit a stable of like-minded artists. I have had solo exhibitions in the US, Ireland, Spain, Cuba, France and across the UK. With Capital Culture and a number of other international galleries my work has been shown at contemporary art fairs including Pulse Miami, Art Chicago, Art Karlsruhe, Affordable Art Fairs in New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, London, Brussels, Milan, Stockholm, Hamburg Art Chicago, Art Hamptons, Slick Paris, Art Market (San Francisco) amongst many others.
My exhibition at the Royal National Theatre, London was described in the Sunday Telegraph as “a dazzling collection of black and white images”. My work has been shortlisted for the Sony World Photographic awards, has been a finalist in the black and white awards at Centre for Fine Art Photography and The Worldwide Photography Gala awards.
And the adventure continues...