1. How did you get into photography? And were you formally trained? 

I’ve always been interested in technology, so I think becoming a photographer is a natural progression from this. I studied photography for 3 years at the London College of Communication. Since then I’ve been assisting other photographers and that’s helped develop me as a photographer.

2. How would describe your style of photography? Has developed over the years and if so what were the factors that affected the change?

My style is very observational. I’m a quiet person most of the time and I think this has shaped the way I like to shoot. I prefer to let people do their thing and not direct them too much. I’ve got some great images from working this way. Many athletes don’t have a lot of modelling experience and I often find they’ll do what I want without realising it. So you just have to be ready to take the picture when the moment happens.

3. What challenges do you face being a photographer? 

Myself. I’m a perfectionist and sometimes it can be paralysing. I’m slowly getting better at knowing when something is the best it can be and letting it go.

4. What advice would you give someone who would like to start photography but doesn’t know how to start?

Find out what you love to shoot and just focus on that. People will notice this in your work and will connect with it more. If you can turn your passion into your job then you’ll be more fulfilled in life. People around you will feed off the positivity and it’ll boost them up – everyone benefits from this.

Alongside this, It’s definitely worth finding a mentor who can help you with your work. This is usually a photographer who you work for as an assistant. A good mentor will push you to keep doing your own thing and treat you like an equal. You’ll learn way more working as an assistant than studying photography or watching YouTube tutorials.

One last thing I’d like to add is the importance of staying in shape. I think it makes you better at your job. You owe it to your clients who are spending money on you. I know several photographers who don’t lift and have bad backs. Probably not a coincidence!

5. Where do you see yourself in 2-3 years time?

I would like to be doing more commissions for sports brands and have a more regimented schedule in terms of work. Getting to a point where I don’t have to worry about money and making rent would be a massive stress off my back.

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