Born and educated in Edinburgh, Scotland I started out working life as an apprentice compositor and plate-maker in the printing trade. Progressing towards production management, I decided to leave the print trade and do some travelling.


When I returned the desire to apply myself to social care work and then onto support work opened up a new way in working and dealing with people. I think the photography seriously started around this time. 

I returned to further education and studied photography at Edinburgh College completing the BA studies there.

My love for documentary and street photography continues to grow and become a larger part of the personal work I do along with the commercial jobs.

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