I’m a wildlife photographer, passionate about nature and animal behaviour. My aim is to transport you to the moment the shutter closed, providing a window into the wild.
I began exploring at a young age, first in the garden making fairy nests for woodlice and worms and then diving deeper into distant lands, experiencing a vivid patchwork of cultures and ecosystems in over 35 countries. I believe that is what began to open my eyes to the wider world and it’s extraordinary diversity of living creatures existing symbiotically in unique ecosystems.
My passion for wildlife and conservation lead me to study Zoology at the University of Leeds. A few years later, lost, I made the transition from my day job as a primary school teacher and turned my calling into a professional career in photography. Immediately, I planned a trip to East Africa to get eye to eye with the creatures of the forest and savannah.
I realised soon after Africa that the stories behind the images were just as important in connecting people and the planet. I wanted to start conversations, so I began sharing the stories too.
We all come from the wild, and I believe the way forward is to reintegrate it into our lives. We cannot go on sustainably without doing so. That is why I am currently focusing on fine art prints, bringing nature into homes in an elegant and subtle way that intertwines a modern lifestyle with our roots.
With social media making photography so accessible, it is crucial to come up with never-before-seen content and the way to do that is research. I am always striving to become a better naturalist, to learn more about my subjects and see things from an uncommon perspective.
My images are never manipulated beyond the realm of reality, what you see is what exists naturally. I am an advocate of transparency in all things, and this extends to editing. Focusing on the feeling of a scene that was experienced, I often convert images to black and white to emphasise emotion in a capture; whilst colour images display the richness of depth and beauty of the earth.
I want to light a spark inside every person, just as the spark within me ignites, when I see the raw, unfiltered beauty of the natural world. I want to inspire a return to protecting our planet’s natural resources in order to live harmoniously as people of the earth. I hope you see yourself in the eyes of the creatures of the wild and know that we are not so different as we believe.