I grew up in Bradford, West Yorkshire in the north of England. I still hold true to these roots and no matter where I am I will always be a ‘Northerner‘. I studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in London where I was initially intending to become a painter. It was during this time that photography took hold of me. I spent many nights photographing the underground music scene of the city and exploring the streets of South London with my camera. I was hooked.

After graduating from college - and having my camera stolen in a nightclub - I found work in the post production industry where I briefly entertained the notion of working in Films. However, with my first pay cheque I bought a new 35mm camera whereupon I continued photographing constantly. I travelled to the Far East, to Brazil, to India and around Europe. My interest in society and politics grew. I got involved in some social work with youth offenders in Hackney, East London and continued documenting my life, that of my friends around me and the music of London. I decided I would quit my job and photography would be my career. I began to undertake this with more seriousness and with the encouragement and support of my then girlfriend (now wife) I eventually left London to attend the International Center of Photography in New York, where I studied Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.

Since then I have been working as a freelance photographer, educator and curator. I left the U.S. in 2011 and am currently based in Singapore where I live with my wife and two children. My work has been published in the U.S. and the U.K. and I have exhibited in England, America and Japan.

I have taught classes at Columbia University’s School of Journalism and at the International Center of Photography where I taught Digital Photography on the Photojournalism program

In addition, I have worked extensively with the ICP's Community Programs department. As photography has given me a direction in life, it is my intention to continue to do photography based social work in the future as a counterpoint to my documentary and fine art practice.