Tell us about yourself.
I am a London-based photographer specialising in beauty. I grew up in a working-class, single-parent family, along with my 2 amazing sisters and younger brother. I didn't go to university immediately after school, but eventually I did an art foundation course at Middlesex University followed by a graphic design degree at Buckinghamshire New University.
Could you speak about your style and process?
I would describe my style as cinematic, intimate, and playful. I love engagement and creating a relationship between the model and the viewer. I enjoy experimenting, playing with different lighting techniques and styles. My work has a beautiful cross over from soft and gentle to bold and dynamic. I just love a POP of colour.
How did you get your start?
After university, I decided to concentrate on photography. I had no experience and I didn’t know how to use lights or how to work a camera. I offered free work in return for valuable experience, and to subsides my living I worked in bars in the evening and weekends, it was hard work, but I was determined.
When I started, I reached out to an incredible female photographer duo and they gave me a chance to intern with them. I am forever grateful for this opportunity. After a while I began freelance assisting, and it grew from there. It is so important to learn your craft.
How has your work evolved over time? How so?
Whilst assisting, I worked with some incredible skilful photographer’s and soaked everything up. I just wanted to learn and of course I still do. During my assisting years I used this time to test with other budding make up, hair & stylist assistants, slowly building my portfolio and figuring out my style. I initially started with fashion but quickly realised that my passion is beauty and portraits. I just love a face and capturing an emotion that is so special and pure.
Although I have been in the industry for just over 10 years, I have only been shooting professionally since the start of lockdown. I am very proud of what I have achieved so far.
Tell us about a recent project.
I recently shot a gorgeous 14 paged beauty editorial for Mission magazine. I collaborated with the incredible Joey Choy a hugely talented makeup artist. The beauty story was for their UN issue, we shot nine different models, with different skin tones, eye colours, and shapes. These were shot macro focusing on the eye with a stunning detailed design created by Joey highlighting the model’s individuality.