Born in Whalley, Lancashire, UK 1966
1984-1985 Preston Polytechnic, Lancashire, UK – Art & Design Foundation course.1985- 1988 Exeter College of Art & Design, Devon, UK – BA in Graphic Design/ Photography.
1988-1990 Photographic Assistant, London,UK1990-1991 Travelling the world.1991-2005 Working as freelance Photographic Illustrator.2005- 2006 Working as freelance Designer & Photographic Illustrator.
1995-2005 Visiting lecturer at Plymouth University Photography Department.
My photographic illustration work involves the building of collages/ assemblages using both 3D objects and 2D imagery. The collage is then photographed with a large format camera and studio lighting so that the work can be produced in print form.The work has attracted a wide variety of assignments from advertising, design, publishing and editorial fields. I have also created several permanent installation pieces.
Clients include: Porsche, Daimler Chrysler, Honda, Ernest & Julio Gallo Wines, Sony, Compaq, Patek Philippe, Natwest Bank, Norwich Union, British Midland Airways, Beggars Banquet Records, XL Records, The BBC, The Times, The Financial Times, The Economist Magazine, Mens Health Magazine, GQ Magazine, Esquire Magazine, Sainsburys Magazine, Harper Collins Publishing, Penguin Books, Hodder & Stoughton Publishing, Orion Publishing, Transworld Publishing. ...more
Starting in 2004 I have been working on design projects which revolve around the collections of objects. The objects are normally collected in large quantities categorized and assembled in a way that transforms their meaning. My work is about giving banal and overlooked objects a new significance. The finished piece of work takes various forms such as chandeliers, installations, functional and sculptural objects.