PROFESSIONAL | EXPERIENCED | VERSATILE
At my core I am a documentary photographer. I love documenting live events, and I get a real buzz capturing genuine emotions in a live performance, whether it is on a film set, at the theatre, on the pitch, in the landscape, or on the street. I am also excited by the challenge of shooting in situations where there is only one chance to get the shot. My live event photography has included numerous theatre performances, important regional amateur and professional sporting events, musical performances, corporate events, and film sets (a.k.a. unit stills photography).
My biggest love is movies, and when I first learned that there were photographers whose job it was to take pictures on set, I was hooked. I passionately believe in the artistic merit of films, and gravitate to filmmakers who use film to hold a mirror to society. That being said, I am also a big sci-fi nut, and love and devour escapist popcorn blockbusters (I grew up on 80's sci-fi after all).
I have over 3 years experience as an IATSE Local 669 unit stills photographer, and have worked on numerous independent features, TV movies, and TV series. Having a role in marketing films is a real joy and a true privilege. Professionally, I take special care to learn as much about a production as I can before arriving on set, and enjoy working with key creatives in order to produce stills which best market a film. Once on set, I always strive to capture my best images without disturbing the rhythms of cast and crew. My work has appeared online and in print in many publications, including: Hollywood Reporter, NY Times, NY Post, LA Times, Seventeen, and Slant.
Before photography, I completed a graduate degree in archaeology at Oxford University and worked as a professional archaeologist. My archaeological fieldwork has uniquely prepared me for working in difficult conditions and in remote locations. I understand the tensions that can emerge during location shooting when under strict deadlines and budgets, and it is in this atmosphere that I feel I am at my best.I also take special pride in working with the theatre and music communities, and I feel strongly that the arts are a key contributor to community cohesion and regional development. I always work collaboratively with performing arts clients, and will strive to develop strong imagery that not only help market your production but also convey your artistic message.
When not shooting events, I love to decompress by spending time photographing the outdoors. I am currently working on a project called PHOTOLOG 2015 which you can take a look at on the site. The project is best described as a stream of consciousness - I will be posting images on a regular basis as I take them without any division into themes. I encourage you to take a look!
I am a dual Canadian and UK (EU) citizen. I live in Victoria, BC, and when not shooting, you can usually find me either out hiking BC's beautiful coast or goofing around with my six-year old son (or both).