Growing up within walking distance of Lacock Abbey, the home of photographic inventor William Henry Fox Talbot, you'd have thought photography might have got under my skin sooner. As it was, it wasn't until I was 15 that I started to get an inkling of what photography could do - what photography could be - when I stumbled on a copy of Richard Avedon's In The American West in the school library. That was an epiphany, and probably the most meaningful experience of my compulsory schooling.

     In the early 1990s I shot bands at festivals for a couple of U.K. national music magazines, and later learned my way around a darkroom at the wonderful Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow.

     After several nomadic years (Brussels, Bournemouth, Wales, Scotland…twice) playing the role of an imposter in the worlds of academia and music, photography started calling to me (again). This time I followed. It's not such a bad road.





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