I was born in the UK in 1977 in East Yorkshire. After completing a degree in Fine Art, specializing in Sculpture,
at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, I spent time traveling around South East Asia, Australasia and
South America, where I developed a passion for photography. On my return I joined the NCTJ course in Sheffield,
and on completion was offered a job at South West News in Bristol. After two years of working for the agency
in the Plymouth office, I was offered a position at Getty Images in London.
I continue to work at Getty Images and am currently based in London, where I cover news and features in and around the capital, and beyond. Assignment to date
have taken me from Knutsford to Nigeria, Dungeness to Dubai, and Snettisham to Sweden to name but a few. I traveled to South Africa in 2010, where I covered the
World Cup, and more recently to the Tunisian Libyan border, to document the lives of those effected by the ongoing trouble in Libya.
To date, my work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, Geo Magazine, The Guardian, The Independent, Time, Newsweek and most recently the National Geographic.
I am available for assignment through Getty Images.
Social and editorial photographer of the Year – Fujifilm Student Awards – 2005
Student photographer of the year - The Press Gazette Awards - 2005,
News photographer of the year – The ‘NAPA’ – 2005,
First place ‘The Arts’
Highly Commended – News Photographer of the Year
The UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards 2011, Fotolia Photo Essay Winner 2011
The UK Picture Editors’ Guild Awards 2012 ‘News Photographer of the Year’