I grew up in London. When I was 16 years old I watched City of God, the movie by Fernando Meirelles. It was then I realised that I wanted a camera. I asked my uncle for advice and on my 17th birthday he bought me a Nikon FE. I took it with me everywhere, sometimes too scared to take it out of my bag. I took pictures of friends and things all around me for the next 10 years. I was waiting for something to happen so that I could send it to the local paper! Traveling sometimes to Paris, Berlin & New York. I still didn't consider myself a photographer until only recently when I was told that's what my path should be: "You're a photographer". It sounds silly but it took me many years to realise that yes, that is what I am. The photos were bad in the beginning but they are some of my favourites. I love to travel and I hope to join an agency that allows me to do that. I have worked with online groups such as Discharge and The Post Borp Underground, comprising of artists from USA, Canada, Greece, Portugal, Romania and England. I shoot now with the Fujifilm XE1 and I am very proud to be using the X series. I love to use expired film and my twin lens Microcord England and Holga. Black and white photography is my favourite, as I agree with Frank Van Riper when he says, "black and white will always bring me deeper". I find it more inspiring and hence many of the images in my archives are shot using Ilford 400 film. Poetry plays an important role in my creativity, I love the surrealist poets such as Andre Breton, Tristan Tzara, Benjamin Peret, Michel Leris, Jose Lezama Lima... This portfolio, Lick Shotz is my step into the photographic world.
For more information, including how to book me as a photographer and if you are an agent/gallery:
Circle Foundation For The Arts