I started photography at the age of seven, when my father gave me a Brownie Box Camera. I quickly took a liking to it and soon established a darkroom in the attic at home, shooting pictures of all my friends and school events.
My first nationally published images appeared in the notorious OZ Schoolkids' Issue which I co-edited with a group of under-18's in 1970. I went to art college in Canterbury, Kent, where my art tutor, Ian Dury, recruited me as roadie for his band Kilburn and the High Roads. Later, Ian advised me to pursue a career in photography by looking for work as a photographer's assistant.
I soon got a job and worked for a wide variety of different photographers for about four years before renting studio space in London's Covent Garden to start my own business.
Since then I have produced pictures for a huge range of advertising, publishing, celebrity and mail-order clients, shooting fashion, people and product photos all over the world. I now work from my own studio in Fulham, west London.
In 1993 I started using Adobe Photoshop to manipulate and enhance my photography, and I became an instant convert to the power and possibilities of digital imaging. I was a founder member of the London Digital Imaging Group, and in 1998 I was an early professional user of digital cameras, abandoning film almost immediately in favour of the new technology.
I have continued to keep the latest digital technology at the heart of my image making, now incorporating computer-generated 3D images into my photos.
I still love my job making photos and at the beginning of a week I wake up and say to myself "Oh good - it's Monday...".