Photography has been an ever-present part of my life from a very young age. My father is a keen and accomplished photographer and any drive or walk as a family was always regularly interrupted by stops for photography when the light got good.
In my early teens, I began to take adventure sports very seriously. Every weekend would see me disappearing off to the mountains for rock-climbing or to the rivers for kayaking and later, to the ocean to surf. At this time I started shooting a little point and shoot film camera to document my adventures and started to develop my love of photography. I wish I still had that camera!
In 2010, I moved to Galicia and shortly after I finally was able to afford my first DSLR. Being the slightly obsessive person that I am, I became completely addicted to learning every intricacy of the camera and was soon experimenting with lots of different forms of photography.
Unfortunately, my beloved first DSLR got stolen from my car a couple of years later. Worse still, most of my photos were also taken on a hard drive that was with the camera. I had to wait several months without a camera before my parents very kindly replaced my stolen Canon with a Nikon DSLR for Christmas, photography was back on!
Getting that camera was a big turning point for my photography and the constant inspiration of living in Galicia was also a huge factor in me pursuing photography ever more seriously.
Galicia, in many ways, is my photographic muse. Here, I have developed a passion for two main types of photography; landscapes and street photography. Although these are two seemingly very different forms of the art, I try to find common ground between the two. In my photography, I try to create images that evoke the emotions of being in a place along with an organic feeling which is inspired by the film photography of my teens. In fact, my photographic journey has come full circle and, in the last year, I have started shooting with film again and am really enjoying the variety of shooting both digital and film and trying to blur the line between the two with the way the images look. I hope that through my photography, I am able to communicate some of the extraordinary beauty of the Galician landscapes, towns and people and thank you very much for taking the time to view my work.