Norfolk based Wildlife Photographer
"I was born and brought up in rural Norfolk surrounded by fields and woodland – and only forty minutes from the county's stunning coastline. This was where my passion for wildlife originated and the base I have returned to having graduated from University College Falmouth with a BA Hons in Marine & Natural History Photography.
My three years in Cornwall proved an invaluable experience enabling me to experiment and hone my photography style shooting so many varied species on land, underwater and on the water both at home and abroad. My final year university project, 'Life on The Roads' is a photographic study of the wildlife living in and around the Carrick Roads estuary which was produced as a bound hardback book and featured at the 'Nature Exposed' exhibition held at Bristol's Centre Space Gallery . It was for this study that I created my much talked about 'one man floating hide' which allowed me to get closer to my subjects, shooting them at eye-to-eye level.
One of my ambitions is to become a wildlife cameraman and my first piece was to film a 5 minute video for BBC Springwatch on Urban Otters. After working with these otters for around 4 months, I sent a sample of my footage into the BBC to see if they were interested. Thankfully they were and it was put in the first episode of the 2013 series. After filming the otters they invited me to become a camera assistant for the 6 wildlife cameraman on the show. It was a fantastic month, learning huge amounts and meeting some great people on the crew. For the past 3 years I have been working with them.
Last year I created a film for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust called 'Saving Species'. This is being shown at the Cley nature reserve in the new Simon Aspinall Education Centre on 4 big screens. The film was about the rare species in Norfolk and what the trust does to help them. I was privileged to meet Sir David Attenborough at the opening of the centre and got some great comment on my film. A huge life goal complete.
In 2014 I got high commended in the International Garden Photographer Of The Year (IGPOTY) competition in the wildlife in our garden category. My image was a wide angle of a otter in front of a house. In 2015 I got highly commended in the British Wildlife Photographer of the Year (BWPA) with a short video on Little Owls called 'Home in the garden'.
During the spring and summer I'm a wildlife tour guide in Shetland. I work for Shetland Nature and I take photographers out to photograph a wide variety of species including Otters, puffins, gannets and lots more.
My ambition is to pursue a career in wildlife and/or conservation photography and filmmaking– and I am available for commissions either here in the UK or overseas. Please call me to discuss any opportunities. I'd love to hear from you."
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