AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY SPECIALIST
With over 5 years of experience working alongside warbird operators - not just photographing - I have built a defined style of photography that captures the knowledge, skill and passion that goes into maintaining, operating and flying these historic aircraft.
WHO I AM
For as long as I can remember I’ve always had an interest in aviation, indeed one of my early memories is hanging onto the fence at Old Warden whilst the Hurricane started up. Fast-forward nearly 20 years, and although not exactly hanging onto the fence, I’m still likely to be found around Old Warden on a show day.
That interest has always been there, however it was not until recently (2013, to be exact) that I’ve really become involved – This coincided with (and was probably influenced by) by my choice to study photography at 6th form in 2012 - a bit of a lark soon turned into a hobby, which was furthered still when I managed to land a summer job working with the photographers at Classic Wings, the pleasure flight operators based out of Duxford.
My second day working with Classic Wings turned out to be a baptism of fire, that being 2013’s Flying Legends Airshow. It was manic. And I loved it. Still one of my favourite memories is standing airside as the Mustang tail-chase thundered in - Nick Grey in Miss Velma with Princess Elizabeth in the hands of Steve-o Hinton hot on his heels. I was hooked.
I subsequently started volunteering at The Fighter Collection, helping with both website & social media, but mainly providing photographs. I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity TFC has given me to develop my photography, and am privileged to work along side the engineers, pilots and volunteers. It’s not just about the aircraft.
The drive and determination that people have to keep these wonderful old aircraft flying is inspirational, and I hope that I might be able to capture some of this passion.