"For me the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. In order to “give a meaning” to the world, one has to feel involved in what one frames through the viewfinder. This attitude requires concentration, discipline of mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry. It is by economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression."
Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1908-2004
I try to capture 'decisive moments' in nature and show wildlife contextually in its environment. I enjoy the process of trying to create memorable and beautiful pictures and I hope that they 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 in wild and free conditions. I am particularly inspired by the work of wildlife and nature photographers James Balog, Jim Brandenburg, Nick Brandt, Peter Essick, Tim Flach, Stuart Franklin, Mitsuaki Iwago, Frans Lanting, Hugo van Lawick, Michael Nichols, Jim Richardson, Galen Rowell and Joel Sartore.
I live next to Ashdown Forest in the south of England and combine long term projects close to home on subjects such as European badgers with trips further afield in locations such as India and Africa. I have collaborated with various conservation groups over the last few years such as Nature Seychelles, Grevy's Zebra Trust, Laikipia Predator Project and Reticulated Giraffe Project to produce photo-stories for magazines. My pictures have been finalists twice in the 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' competition and are published regularly worldwide in various forms; commercially in advertisements, corporate/travel catalogues, packaging and art products and editorially in many books, magazines and newspapers.
I sometimes get asked about my photo gear so here's a brief summary of what I am currently using: Nikon D800 cameras with Nikkor VR lenses (24-70mm, 70-200mm, 105mm Micro, 500mm & TC-14E III), Nikon SB-910 Speedlights with SU-800 Wireless Commanders, Lexar Professional 64GB UDMA7 1000x CF cards, Gitzo GT3532LS Systematic tripod with GS3512S centre column, Really Right Stuff BH-55 ball-head, Gura Gear Bataflae 32L backpack, Gura Gear Sabi beanbags, custom-built Land Rover bracket, Apple 15" Macbook Pro, Eizo CG243W display calibrated with X-Rite i1 Display Pro, LaCie Rugged Mini & d2 Quadra Series hard drives and Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom CC software.
Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of all my pictures can be purchased here or if you are interested in using any of my pictures for publishing purposes, commercially or otherwise then please get in touch with me through the Contact page. I often supply imagery to conservation organisations for their campaigns and I can take on any suitable commissioned work either in the UK or abroad.
Alternatively, an exclusive collection of my pictures can be licensed through my worldwide agent by clicking on the link below:
Getty Images - http://www.gettyimages.com