I really can’t remember when wheeled objects with or without engines weren’t part of my life.
As a kid I spent all my spare time tinkering with engines, pulling things apart and putting them back together, not always successfully! My first taste of life on the road was in an old hearse travelling around Europe. I’ve loved to travel ever since - good news for a location photographer!
When I was 16, I badgered the parents for a motorbike for my birthday, instead they bought me a camera. At the time I was gutted, but as it turned out the present became my vocation. And I’ve never looked back.
Of course, since then I’ve had umpteen bikes and cars. In the early days as an assistant in London, I was hospitalised after ending upside down on my Honda 750VFR then discharged myself to drive to the South of France to be on-set on time for the start of a Renault shoot. Other memorable motoring experiences are wrapping my old Nissan GTR around the end of the pit lane wall at Donnington Circuit and more recently & arguably more sensibly, I cycled John O’Groats to Lands End with a group of mates for Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.
I’m fortunate enough to have made my passion my trade and to spend my time shooting locations as diverse as Barbuda to Billericay, Rio to Reading.