How did you get into your job?
I got into my job in 2016 when I was at art college, I’d always been interested in photography and I’d always liked it but I used to say, even when I was doing my A-levels even before starting art college, ‘I couldn’t possibly be a photographer it’s too competitive!’ So, I went off to art college with that in mind and I did a foundation in Film then followed it on with a degree in Television, during that time, I never really thought of photography as being a career path at all for me, I was very focused on going to work in TV.
In my second year at Uni, I got a job filming a music festival… at this point that wasn’t something I’d ever done before, I’d never worked in any music based industry before, but I happily went along because I thought it sounded interesting and that was it really! The moment I stepped on stage to film the first band, I never looked back. It immediately caught my heart and from day one I loved it. I loved atmosphere, the teamwork, the comradery.
From then on, I started to film music festivals more and more, I created after-movies for festivals across the country and for some abroad. I still wasn’t necessarily going down the route of photography at that point but slowly over time I started to discover where in filming you could capture thing in more detail than a film can. You can really focus on capturing certain looks or feeling within a picture.
The intensity you must have to be able to capture these fleeting moments was something I began to realize was the path that I wanted to go down and from that point onwards I started to make moves from film towards photography and the rest is history.