I am from the beautiful Georgian town of Cockermouth, which borders the Lake District National Park. This is where I grew up, only a stones throw from the western fells of the Lake District and the lakes of Crummock Water, Buttermere and Bassenthwaite. As a young adult I was fortunate enough to work overseas and travel, and I have lived and worked in some of the UK’s biggest cities, but my love of the countryside has never left me. So when the opportunity arose to move back home in 2011 I jumped at the chance.
My interest in photography began when I was a child and was given my first camera as a birthday present. A Kodak Brownie, and I took it everywhere with me. Photographing daffodils, dogs, my brothers and anything else that I found interesting. For a long time photography was just a hobby and working as a photographer was never something that I had considered. Not until a career change in 2006 led me to my first photoshoot, and that childhood hobby was suddenly at the forefront of my mind.