I have always been someone with an insatiable curiosity, and someone who questions and reflects on everything I see and hear. Consequently I really enjoy finding out about what makes people tick, and as a photographer, I strive to capture a fleeting glimpse into the soul of the person I am photographing.
Having spent most of my adult life involved in trying to create positive change on some level and to some degree – be it as a grassroots activist campaigning around climate change at a time when most people had never heard of such a thing, or carrying out an impact assessment of a water programme implemented by a disaster relief organisation in remote parts of Cambodia – I am drawn to using my camera as a tool to engage and inform people through visual storytelling, and to bring attention to under-reported stories – on my doorstep and beyond.
To try and nurture and promote documentary storytelling as a means of activism, and to support those who would also like to carry out projects of a documentary nature, I have established a London-based group, a website and a podcast dedicated to doing just that – documentarystorytellers.com
I have also created a dedicated website for one of my ongoing documentary photography projects – in an attempt to create a more effective platform for informing people of the causesa and consequences of avoidable food waste, and the work being done to reduce it – foodiswasted.com