15 years ago I arrived off the long boat, from my native New Zealand, that's right New Zealand, that paradise, far far away. People think I'm mad coming over here to the UK, or worse, they think I'm Australian - be warned... they get charged double - haha, I wish!
Back at the start, having worked my way throughout the tourism industry, in hotels and later as a tour guide, I became more and more interested in photography, I brought my first Canon DSLR in 1999. Afterwards marrying my dream Yorkshire girl, Ellie, we lived in Dunedin, New Zealand, where I worked with penguins, seals, sea lions, royal albatross and my camera. I managed to win the regional wildlife photography awards a few times and I had several images in the finals for the Natural History Museum, BG Wildlife photographer of the year competition. Those were the days... it was all on 35mm Fuji slide film. See some of them HERE
As an adult student and new parent, I went on to do a diploma in digital photography at Aoraki Polytechnic in Dunedin, where I accidentally created a new phenonemum. I managed to get the other young students out of bed for 4 or 5am shoots in wild places, it's never been done since, according to my lecturers I caught up with a while ago, meanwhile I still do it!
Enter England 2006... I spent nine years as full-time press photographer for the Halifax Courier and the Johnston Press group, raised another child and took redundancy from the papers in 2014, seven years ago now.
I'm now a COMMERCIAL, Advertising, Press and portrait photographer, based near Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds and Manchester. I still freelance out to some of the papers these days, it gets me out to all the best places!
I love working with clients who know what they want, that really does help! I'm a FRIENDLY and reliable character and I can help create unique photography for your business advertising, websites and press releases.
Head to the CONTACT page Bookings here
BTW My rates are reasonable, they have to be up north!
Just ask and we'll tailor make a package for you, or if you need fast turn-around just ask?
Here's some of my recent clients:- The Piece Hall, Baby Ballet, Riley & Co, Halifax BID, Calderdale Council, Ad:Venture, Crossley Webb Construction, Luke Crawford Design, Calderdale College, Victorian CBC,
Ramsay Health Care, Beattie Communications, Specsavers, Asda, Havas PR, Harvey's of Halifax, Claire Murray Design, Aviva,
Coca Cola - Blue Rubicon, Sure Start Children's Centres, EMS Sheffield,
University of East Anglia, Shrewdd Marketing, Innserve, Clugston Construction,
Wakefield Acoustics, Huddersfield Examiner, Dreamgirl's Charity, Community Foundation for Calderdale, NSPCC, Halifax Courier, Johnston Press