So, you’d like to know a bit about me? Probably best to start with how I got into photography. I must make you aware that this isn’t at all an inspirational or even a formal introduction to my practice as I am sure you don’t want to spend your time reading my sales pitch; so the least I can do is make this a little bit interesting.
I first got into photography when I took it as a GCSE in high school. Now, in all honesty, I only took this GCSE because I thought I would be able to go on loads of trips and get out of other classes; but only ended up going on one trip to London which was still pretty cool. After my GCSE’s I had no idea what I wanted to do, so I just went ahead and studied the subject I got the highest grade in and enjoyed doing, which was photography.
So yeah, I began studying photography at College which is where I’d like to say my passion grew. Throughout my two years at college, I started looking into career possibilities but was still undecided on where I wanted to go and what to do after college; all I knew was that I didn’t want to work in Retail for the rest of my life, no offence to anyone that does, just not my cup of tea. So I decided to go to University and move from Manchester to Nottingham.
“Paying” £28,000 in tuition fees and about £18,000 maintenance fee for a piece of paper that lets me prove to people that I can press a button on a camera. But this was the best decision of my life, so far. I have met some amazing people, friends and even connections into many industries that have helped kick start and support my career. As I graduated in 2020 my final months at University were cut short due to Covid-19 which was devastating. But going to Nottingham Trent University gave me a clear vision and path on where I want to be, and I am ever grateful for it.
I genuinely love what I do and would love any opportunity to be able to get my camera out; as cringy, as it sounds, to be able to do this as a career is a dream come true.