I try to capture 'decisive moments' in nature and show wildlife contextually in its environment, hoping that my pictures will inspire people in some way to care about and conserve the natural world.
I think photography is a unique 'independent art' and like most wildlife and nature photographers, I do not digitally manipulate my pictures as I feel that it is inappropriate to my style of work which concentrates on documenting and interpreting natural history events as I see them. All of my pictures to date (except those of giant pandas in China) have been made in wild and free conditions because this is how I prefer to work wherever possible. I am particularly inspired by the work of James Balog, Jim Brandenburg, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Peter Essick, Tim Flach, Stuart Franklin, Mitsuaki Iwago, Frans Lanting, Hugo van Lawick, Michael Nichols and Galen Rowell.
I am based in the UK (Ashdown Forest in the Sussex Weald) where I'm currently photographing the landscapes and native species such as red foxes and barn owls. I also have a second base in Kenya (Laikipia) where I have been covering the country's natural history extensively for the past 10 years including collaborations to produce photo-stories with conservation groups such as the Grevy's Zebra Trust, Laikipia Predator Project and Reticulated Giraffe Project. My work has been placed twice in the 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' competition and is published regularly worldwide in various forms; commercially in advertisements, corporate/travel catalogues and art products and editorially in magazines such as Africa Geographic, Airone, Asian Geographic, Audubon, BBC Wildlife, British Airways High Life, British Journal Of Photography, Geographical, Kenya Airways Msafiri, National Geographic Kids, Natural History, Nature Conservancy, NaturFoto, New Scientist, Outdoor Photographer, Outdoor Photography, Practical Photography, Terre Sauvage, Travel Africa and Wildlife Conservation as well as UK newspapers such as The Guardian, The Observer, The Telegraph and The Times.
I'm sometimes asked about my photo gear so here's a brief summary of what I'm currently using: Nikon D800 camera with Nikkor lenses (24-70mm, 70-200mm, 500mm, TC14EII & TC17EII), Nikon SB-910 Speedlight, Lexar Professional 64GB UDMA7 1000x CF cards, Gitzo GT3532LS Systematic tripod with GS3512S centre column, Really Right Stuff BH-55 ball-head, Kirk King Cobra gimbal head, Kevin Keatley beanbags, custom-built Land Rover bracket, Apple 15" Macbook Pro, Eizo CG243W display, LaCie Rugged Mini & d2 Quadra Series hard drives and Adobe Photoshop CS6 / Lightroom 4 software.
If you are interested in using any of my pictures for publishing purposes, commercially or otherwise (I am always interested in donating imagery to conservation organisations for their campaigns), please give me a call on +44 (0)7900 303298 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am also able to take on commissioned work either in the UK or abroad.
Alternatively, an exclusive selection of my pictures can be licensed through my worldwide agent by clicking on the link below:
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