I am a freelance art director and shoot producer, specialising in photography for film and television publicity and advertising. I have many years of experience working on projects large and small, in the UK, Europe and the USA.
I did an Art & Design degree in London at the end of the nineties and have been lucky enough to work in the British media ever since. My first jobs were in magazine design. I worked for the lovely and unique Eve magazine when it launched, at a time when there really wasn’t anything else quite like it out there for women… After that I spent some time on Good Food magazine, tasting a lot of baked cheese cake. But after nearly two years (& learning a hell of a lot about prop styling!) I was getting itchy feet, so I finally decided to get out into the big wide world of freelancing and go it alone.
Many magazine jobs followed, some fun, some scary, and some just downright dull. My major highlights must have been time spent on Esquire, GQ, Cosmo and Coast. Such major differences in style and approach but they all had something I loved.
Around ten years ago an opportunity arose to go back and work for BBC Worldwide, not in magazines this time, but in the international advertising end of programme making. There I got to create and art direct the photographic briefs on many of the UK’s top drama, comedy and natural history programmes, such as Sherlock, Human Planet, Frozen Planet and many more. After five years there I moved inhouse to the BBC and I worked for their ad agency, BBC Creative, doing much the same, dreaming up campaign briefs, commissioning, art directing and editing publicity photography on a wide range of inspiring BBC TV and radio programmes and live events.
Please see the portfolio section for an overview of recent work. For a more detailed portfolio, peer reviews and awards, please see my Behance page.