I remember how excited I was when my mother told me as a child that we were moving to Dartmoor and I was to attend school in a place called Widecombe-in-the-moor, I dreamed up fantasies of riding my pony Nipper across open wilderness, galloping for days from the highest outcrops right down to the sea. For all my excitement in moving to the mountains I knew in my very heart the thing I would miss the most would be the ocean, splashing around in rockpools and exploring caves. But I needn’t have worried, the natural variety Dartmoor and South Devon has to offer was were my adventures as a child truly began and have never truly ended as I find myself wadding up a hillstream or smiling with delight as I watch a little bird twitter about in front of me much the same as I always have. I am lucky to live in such a tremendous place and I never intend to stop exploring it: Not as a photographer, and not as a human being.
The adventures I have experienced on Dartmoor have driven me to specialise in photography and cinematography to drive appreciation of the natural world, using art and technology as a means to explore further. I seek to focus on topics of geological and biological interest, observing the interaction of organisms and environments from traditional wildlife photography to urban exploration. Relying on the inherent beauty of nature whilst being drawn to desolation and cyclical regeneration.
My ambition is to explore areas of Dartmoor and South Devon, both easier to access and further afield to show people that the extraordinary still exists in this world, within everyday rocks and trees, flowers and animals. To inspire and engage people in the natural world, and to show them that all of this wonder is right on our doorstep even if you live in an apartment.