I am a self-taught photographer with a passion for street photography, portraiture and candid daily life photography, mainly shooting black and white images, I am constantly being drawn to capture life as it happens before me. I’m originally from UK but Bangkok has been my home since 2012. I first fell in love with travel, backpacking around the world 20 years ago…since then I have been enticed to experience travel more deeply with my camera in hand, by meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and embarking on richer adventures…in recent years traveling extensively through South East Asia and more recently have explored less traveled Bangladesh, Maldives and Bhutan.
While I always had an eye for catching fleeting moments on the road with my small point and shoot camera, it wasn’t until late 2014 that I set out to teach myself the art of candid street photography, in the hustle bustle of Bangkok. Since then I have been hooked on capturing and sharing the feelings my natural candid pictures evoke.
My work has drawn the attention of international awards and publications in recent years. I’m currently working on a long term project in Bangkok and continue to seek out new adventures in the region.
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o Lensculture Street Photography Awards – Singles, 2nd Place
o Streetfoto San Francisco – Singles, Finalist
o Miami Streetfoto – International Singles, Finalist
o Kuala Lumpur International Portrait Awards, Finalist
o The Siam Photo Contest, International Travel Category, 1st Place
o Sienna International Photography Awards, Finalist
o International Colour Awards, People Category, Honorable Mention
o B&W Spider Awards: People & Portrait Categories, Honorable Mention
o International Photographer of The Year: Travel & Portrait Category, Honorable Mention
o Better Photography Photo of The Year: Travel, Portrait & Sports Categories, Silver & Bronze Medals
o Wanderlust Travel Photo of The Year: People Category, Finalist
o Better Photography Photo of The Year: Travel Category, 2nd Place
o B+W Magazine: People Category, Shortlisted
o “Start” Ink & Lion Ekamai, Bangkok, Feb – April 2016
o “Start” Drip Gallery, Hua Hin, Nov 2016
o A7Riii and Leica Q