Animals aren't always willing to play the game like we'd like them to! Whether you’re trying to capture a pride of lions in the wild or your dog in the backyard, timing and patience are key. It's these challenges that keep me coming back for more, because when you get the shot there's no feeling like it!
I'm consistently drawn back to the track; the challenge of encapsulating drama, excitement and speed in a still frame is enduring.
My approach varies depending on the subject; a 200-400 f4 for distance work allows great flexibility, that is typically lost with the faster prime lenses. While use of a 24-70, and since my recent switch to Nikon, the brilliant 14-24 allows for stunning close ups.
In 2015, I had the honour of attending the World Scout Jamboree hosted in Japan. This is a huge multi-national event that takes place every four years in a different location.
The event was attended by some 35,000 Scouts, Guides and media representatives from over 153 countries.
The spirit of the Jamboree encourages participants to embrace the culture of the host country and serves as a global symbol of international co-operation.
There are very few social or political examples of international co-operation on this scale, and as such being an integral part of the media team, co-ordinating both the photography and video coverage of the Jamboree, was a huge responsibility and real honour.
I am blessed to live by the sea, with an abundance of wind (and often rain!) comes a host of active sailing clubs and water sports enthusiasts. I love capturing the adrenalin experienced by those braving the elements. This is a style that influences my work across other sporting disciplines where I enjoy capturing the emotion, grit and determination of competitive sport.