Every picture tells a story...
... and I'm passionate about communicating through photography. As a young music fan growing up in rural North Wales I was drawn to the work of my uncle, David Warner Ellis, whose photography for publications including the NME in the 1970's captured legendary performances by some of the greatest rock and pop icons of a generation. As my love for music grew, so too did my fascination in the images which provided my window into that world, and I was inspired to follow in his footsteps.
Whilst studying photography at college and later at university, I discovered the classic reportage work of 20th century masters Robert Capa and Henri Cartier Bresson, and realised the power of photography lay in the ability to capture in a single frozen moment in time the emotion or drama at the heart of a subject or occasion, and to offer a glimpse of the story behind the image itself.
Having studied press photography under Paul Delmar on the acclaimed NCTJ course at Norton College in Sheffield, I spent five years documenting all aspects of life as a Lincolnshire Echo newspaper photographer, where I developed an unobtrusive and professional approach providing images for publication in a variety of local and national titles.
Now based in Sheffield, I'm applying my early inspirations and recent experience as a press photographer to producing images of a wide variety of subjects from music, news and sport, to weddings, events and portraiture. Whatever the occasion, brief or deadline, and whoever the client, I'm focused at all times on providing striking photography with a story to tell.
My wife Lisa and I live in Yorkshire aboard our canal boat Goliath, a former naval vessel built in Belfast over a hundred years ago by Titanic shipbuilders Harland and Wolff. We've spent five years renovating her after falling in love with the dream of a life on the waterways of Great Britain.