I grew up in the UK loving nature and traveI. I remember my first camping trips in France and Switzerland as a child, and looking back it was probably those holidays that awoke the wanderlust in me. I left England in my mid 20s and since then have lived in various places before settling in Lisbon, Portugal.
A love of travelling has been a constant in my life and a love of photography grew naturally out of that and a desire to capture the places I saw and the impression they made on me. This was followed by writing blogs and contributing articles to magazines, which in turn led to leading workshops and combining photography with the skills in my previous career as a teacher. Since then my work has appeared in magazines all over the world, including Practical Photography, Australian Photography and National Geographic Viajes, I’ve partnered with international clients like Fujifilm and Squarespace, and led workshops in some of the planet’s most beautiful spots.
Now I focus on traveling, shooting landscapes and teaching photography through workshops, film-making and writing. I'm still inspired by visiting new places and new cultures, and still find incredible happiness comes from being out in the natural world, and when I'm not out travelling or leading workshops I can usually be found at home with my wife planning the “next trip”.
I shoot with Fuji X series cameras and I’m proud to be a brand ambassador for Fuji in Portugal and one of their X Photographers. I currently use a Fuji X-T3, X-T30 and occasionally a GFX 50R along with various Fujinon lenses. Before switching to Fuji, I spent around 8 years using Nikon dSLRs.
I switched to Fujifilm cameras as they fit with my philosophy to travel as light as possible, and aside from the camera gear I use either a Gitzo Mountaineer or Traveller carbon fibre tripod. Post-processing is done using CaptureOne, with whom I partner, as well as Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC.
Since 2017 I've dedicated more time to making films. Over the last couple of years video technology has reached a point where it's possible to carry an array of tools for film-making, like the DJI Mavic Pro 2 for example, without compromising on my photography equipment or increasing the size and weight of my backpack.