Behind the lens

As a Brisbane (QLD, AU) based freelance photographer I am available to hire for a range of services. For further enquiries, please use the contact link located in the main menu.

So, a little about me…

My hope is that the photos I take, will inspire you to see the world we live in. To hopefully inspire you to one day explore for yourself and capture your own special moments. The blog will attempt to share my experiences from some extraordinary parts of the world that I have captured through my lens.

Growing up in Plymouth on the South West coast of England, I always wanted to get away and see a little bit more of what was out there, being so far south naturally, the only way was up.

I figured the best way was to retrain at college in the hopes of getting into a university somewhere else in the country. Despite my not so successful stint of secondary education, I always found my self drawn to writing. It was always such a release for me, when there was no one to talk to or nowhere to turn, writing a story or quickly jotting something down became my escapism. So naturally I thought if I was going to go back into education I should pursue writing. Here would be were I’d get my first opportunity to use a camera and all the necessary shooting equipment, although, technically, it was the college and universities equipment, not mine!

Fast forward to 2018 and all that I set out to do had been accomplished, a college degree, university degree and to top it off, 2 years of living and working in London, 1 year in Australia and now currently living and exploring Taiwan, South East Asia.

Having graduated in 2014, I probably should’ve put this so called university degree to use sooner rather than later. Yet life, for me at least, is always full of hindsight drawn from experience. And after working so hard to get myself back on track through education and then my professional life, I felt like something was missing.

It took the recent travels of a close friend to inspire me to make the leap, sell everything and travel! I wanted that experience for myself. Thanks to my travels, photography has morphed into the focal point of my life. There is nothing more exciting than turning up at a new location, camera in hand, ready to explore and find those unique shots! It helps open your eyes up to the environment around you and admire the fascinating world we live in. These experiences, to me, are essential.

Experiences define so many different moments in life, past, present and future. Through education, through jobs, through the people you meet and the places you travel, experiences are what make you who you are. You should always strive to experience more.

This quote has always held deep meaning to me, more so in the last few years of being away.

Do not follow where a path may lead, instead go where there is no path and leave a trail.