I am a 22 year old currently working as a freelance Image Retouch Artist and photographer, after graduating from Teesside University with First Class Honours in a BA Degree in Graphic Design. I have been fortunate enough to win numerous awards for my work as well as compete in international competitions. Most notably Digital Camera Magazine's annual Young Photographer of the Year 2018, where this year I placed highly against some incredible talent from around the world, and picked up a win in the "On the road" travel photography round. I have also picked up 2 other 1st places, 19 top 10 finishes and 30 expert commendations in numerous other competitions.
The lure of photography for me is in the process, the final image is secondary to the enjoyment I get from first conceiving an idea and then going through the motions to make it a reality. The planning, the execution and then the post production is a linear routine which helps me escape everyday life, visit new places and experience the world in a new way. With photography you are never done, there is always another image to capture, an image to better and a new technique to learn - this is what keeps me motivated to get out with my camera and improve my skills in a range of areas.