I got my first camera aged six. It was a Kodak twin lens reflex plastic imitation of a Rolleiflex. I took it everywhere and I still have the pictures I took from that time. Little did I realize then that I would have a career in photography.
During my teens I dreamt of being a classical musician, then I studied earth sciences at University. A summer job on a newspaper supplement changed everything, re-igniting my love of the still image and infecting me with news bug.
Since then I have worked at the Observer, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, Daily Mirror, The Times, Evening Standard and was Picture Editor of Elle Magazine in the early to mid 1990s.
I moved to New Zealand in 1997 and now have the position of Deputy Picture Editor on the New Zealand Herald, the country’s biggest daily newspaper.