Eight years ago aged 16 I arrived home for what was supposed to be a long and relaxing summer having just (exceedingly averagely) taken my G.C.S.E’s. Not wanting me around the house all summer I was signed up to a 3 day photography course by my parents. I was fuming. “Don’t worry”, I was told by a friend, “LOADS of girls do photography, you’ll love it”. To my happy surprise he was right and as a result I turned up on day one the only boy in a group of 10. I don’t want to say that this the day that made me choose photography, but I fear I’d be lying if I said it didn’t have an influence.
Upon leaving school and hoping to pursue a career in wildlife photography I flew to Kenya. While there I was lucky enough to spend 7 months working for Governor’s Camp where some of my images and blogs were picked up by Africa and then subsequently National Geographic.
I applied for a place to study Marine and Natural History Photography in Falmouth. This allowed me to spend an incredibly happy three years living in Cornwall, England and to develop the skills I would need to hopefully succeed in an extremely competitive industry.
Having graduated with a first class degree I am about to return to Governor’s Camp for January and February as an in house photographer before using this as a platform to launch a career as a freelance photographer.