bio I started out as an architect. Studied 7 years and drove a cab to pay for it. I worked for a few years in some varied practices, then belatedly realised I didn't like sitting at a desk all day, trapped in a world of charcoal-coloured sweaters and odd spectacles. There was a world going on outside the window and I was missing it. In 2005 I bought my first proper camera with the soiled notes of night-time cab fares. Figured out which buttons to press, saw an ad in the local paper for freelance news photographers, rang them up and told them I was one of those and would very much like a job. Fortunately they believed me, and I've been having a ball ever since, gradually developing from press to pr, and on to all manner of commercial and documentary photography. As a photographer I'm a generalist. It keeps me out of the ruts. What I learn photographing products, say, can spark inspiration for a wedding, or something that happens at a wedding can lead to a different approach to photographing a factory the following week. It's an approach that allows me to look at each project slightly obliquely, so the pictures remain fresh and interesting, hopefully both to me and to the viewer. My camera's taken me to some interesting places - 2 US tours with Meat Beat Manifesto, the inside of shoe factories in Northampton and Naples, an operating theatre in full flow, windswept airfields with bomb disposal teams, hot air ballooning, the backrooms of Saville Row tailors, the homes of billionaires and celebrities, and ...uh... Christine Hamilton's bed. There is a world going on outside my window, and I'm lucky to be involved with it.