I started taking pictures professionally following the demise of 80′s pop band the “Passion Puppets”, I was the singer and spent three of the best years ever, touring, making records,and living the rock and roll dream,with more than my fair share of teenage swagger .
When that all fell apart I turned my attention to the other love of my life, photography. My only foothold into that was by photographing the people I hung around with ,who were mainly musicians. The portraits of these friends became my first portfolio, which helped me get my early commissions, with music magazines: Echoes, D.J., Smash Hits and Top of The Pops.
Spending the Nineties inside the bubble that was the wonderful world of Pop, I shot numerous sleeves and marketing campaigns while joyfully travelling the globe extensively with Kylie, Boyzone, East 17, and the Spice Girls, in official photographer type duties.
This eventually broadened into the world of TV, where i currently reside. I now shoot for most of the major TV channels and lots of magazines, (from the musical world of Q mag and We Love Pop through to the grown up stuff such as Total politics and Director Magazine ).
Over the last 10 years I have had a close relationship with Comic Relief , working with them on their celebrity portrait shoots for Make Poverty History, Red Nose Day and Sports Relief as well as documenting many appeal trips to Africa. I still miss making music but my wife and daughter feel, quite rightly that if I stay behind the camera, and not in front of it, the world will be a safer and happier place.
Client List :
BBC, Channel 4, Channel Five, BSkyB, HBO, UKTV, Discovery Channel, EMI, Decca, Universal, Island, Warner Music, Harper Collins, Penguin, Quercus, Orion, Very, IPC, IOD, Dawbell, Off The Kerb, Phil McIntyre Ents, United Agents.