Phnom Penh, Cambodia
I was born in Freeport, Bahamas, lived in Miami, then Cittadella, Veneto in northern Italy. In contrast, from the age of eight I grew up in Manchester England. On leaving high school in Salford in the 80s I trained and worked as a black and white darkroom technician and assistant interiors photographer. In the late 80s I moved to London to study photography and art at the London College of Printing in the Elephant and Castle. Then took a bachelor degree in Fine Art, specialising in Filmmaking (analogue at the time) at Central St Martins College of Art and Design in Covent Garden.
Through the 90s I made several Super 8 and 16mm experimental short film narratives destined for the European film festivals circuit. My graduating film Hill-City was further developed, winning an award at the 1998 Brest European Short Film Festival in France, before screening at the London Film Festival in the same year.
Disillusioned with the financial and time consumption elements to filmmaking, in 1999/2000 I embarked on a road trip through South East Asia with an Olympus OM1n film stills camera. The freedom of working solo with just a stills camera combined with the alluring aesthetics of SE Asia inspired me to relocate to Cambodia in 2003. I have since been based in Phnom Penh, working as a freelance commercial photographer shooting assignments for a broad range of local and regional clients. Shooting advertising/corporate, events, NGO assignments, travel features and more.