Looking back, I have always had an interest in photography, going through old family photos, black and white, some hand coloured that were amazing, wondering how this was done. Then one year I was handed a gift from my parents - an old green-coloured brownie. I thought this was the greatest. A new world opened up for me, seeing images through a camera.
I remember the year I entered Art College with a new Canon SLR with the intention of designing children’s books and taking photography courses. After first year there was a big change with my plans. I had great instructors in the photography department, and was now hooked. I started studying photography full time. I was learning the darkroom in black and white plus colour and how to achieve hand colouring on photos. Now I knew the great magic behind those old photos, and started looking at images in a creative way.
After college I started working for two photographers. One was in portrait/wedding, the other commercial work.
Now I’m going back to my roots, photographing what I like and seeing things in a more creative way.