Born to artist parents, from an early age I developed a sharp eye and enjoyed playing with light and shapes through photography. But it was only when I helped set up a student darkroom, while doing my English Literature degree, that I really fell in love with its magic, alongside the power of words. I've been happily and variously employed as a freelance photographer, editor and writer ever since.
In 2000 I shot the community celebration poster 'Brixton Has Many Faces', and in 2005 and 2006 I was the official event photographer for Southwark Council, rendering their rainbow of vivid, multi-cultural carnivals, festivals and workshops. Both these prefigured my humanity-celebrating 'Humans of London' (aka HoGL) project, created in December 2013. It produced the beautiful hardback 'Humans of London' book, published by MoM Books in 2016, and is still going strong. In 2018 I moved to heavenly Hastings, from where I now manage HoGL's ever-growing team, and happily continue to capture more ground-breaking, community-cohesion-inspiring projects alongside private commissions.
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