At sixteen I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the drastic changes the illness made to both my life and my capabilities has massively impacted the kind of person I have become today. Six years later, I am determined, driven and stubborn – I also appreciate every bit of happiness that comes my way to the fullest. I live and work in a small flat located at the tippity-top of an old, sandstone Victorian building. It’s here with my partner Stuart and my pets that the story of my life unfurls, documented in detail through photography and words.
Hopelessly creative, I tried my hands at many mediums throughout my teens in an attempt to find the outlet that could become my home and livelihood. At the worst point in my illness, getting dressed was the only outlet for creativity that I had. It was then that my relationship for clothes evolved far beyond simply wearing something and became a way to express my personality and style.
Along the way to rediscovering who I was, I fell into writing by accident when it became the way in which I could best express myself and deal with the unsettling changes in my life. But over time I fell in love with creating words that evoke thoughts and feelings in others and have been dedicated to writing ever since.
Photography has always been a love of mine and I’ve pursued it since I was a child. I like catching moments in life that would usually be forgotten and storing them away as visual recollections. My favourite things to photograph: my family in the most candid situations possible, people and the rawness of their emotions and every day nothings that will one day turn into precious memories.
After years of learning my craft, I've been lucky enough to team up with brilliant companies that create products that are a joy to photograph. Herb Lester was my first professional photography client; I capture their beautiful maps and stationary for their online store and have been thrilled to see my photography appear in The Times, Paul Smith's blog and a few others to accompany articles on their products. My second was Anorak Magazine, a children's magazine that seeps happiness from it's pages. Between us, we have forged a fantastic friendly working relationship and I have now been taken on as part of the Anorak team as their Chief Subber (proof reader).
I will document all of my professional endeavors under the category of 'work', where you can see examples and features. Throughout the rest of the site, I will combine my many loves - fashion, photography, writing and life – to create an ever evolving tumble of thoughts, inspirations and recollections.