I have been a music photographer since September 2017, when I took photos at a gig by the Kitty LaRoar Quartet at JazzUp, Club 85 in Hitchin. Until then I had been a full-time musician and music teacher, working as a head of department at a number of schools and at a London music conservatoire.
I studied at the Royal Academy of Music and later at the University of Hertfordshire, and in 2004 I was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. As a musician I have commissioned and performed works by many composers and recorded several CDs.
I am going to be the official photographer for the Herts Jazz Festival 2021, as I was in 2018 and 2019, and for the 2018 Swanage Jazz Festival.
I am currently the official photographer at Spicejazz Soho and a house photographer at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.