For me, the essence of life is about being as innovative, authentic and as inspiring as you can be. I want to be a real protagonist of my time – to make a valid contribution to other peoples lives through my work.
I started my career as a writer-director in the theatre where the bleaker and more emotionally challenging aspects of our lives are often explored and digested on a daily basis. Whilst these truths have helped me to grow and to understand the fragility of humanity, it did not satisfy all my needs and has pushed me to further explore ways of presenting humanity more sympathetically.
I am still basically a storyteller – a photographer who sees and reacts with all the instincts of a playwright and theatre director – an eye for detail and for visual imagination. Fine Art Portraiture, which is my speciality, offers me a soothing balm to the more challenging aspects of living.
My style of photography focuses on the more positive aspects of my subjects and provides a dramatic inspiration to my visual instincts. My main goal is to take the best in everyone I photograph and to turn that into a masterpiece.
And for those who have become so overwhelmed by daily challenges, that they’ve forgotten who they really are, my image consultancy is there to help them rediscover how tender, stronger and beautiful we become with daily struggle. My images seek to translate this inner strength, this energy which says that we can overcome anything and climb as high as we dare to.
My biggest aspiration is to help people to understand and like ‘who they are’ and to think bigger about what they can offer the world.