A pechakucha about my life and how I got into photography.
Ive had a BMX career for several years.
Ive travelled quite a lot with riding, in this slide there of photographs of me in the South of France, Ireland, Latvia, Prague, Torque and Clitheroe.
Some of my achievements through riding, signature BMX parts through my sponsor Wethepeople, a competition I won in Latvia and when I was on the front cover of a national magazine called Ride BMX UK.
I first picked up a camera to document the trips I was going on.
The first trip I seriously started taking photographs in was in Sicily where I knocked my self out and couldn’t ride for the remainder of the trip so I took to shooting as much as possible for the rest of the trip.
Another shot from Sicily.
Thought the next winter I went indoors and shot a project for college about the culture of the local BMX Skatepark.
Another shot from that project.
With the seed of a want to be photographer well implanted in me at this point I went and shot at any opportunity I saw.
A new opportunity presented itself to me in the form of shooting stills for a short film made by a local director, I jumped at chance. I found I loved the whole experience.
More stills from the Truants short film.
I worked on another short film in Leeds called the Deal.
More stills from the Deal.
For my FMP at college I shot over 40 strangers portraits and comprised a book.
Some from my FMP.
More of my FMP.
Photographers that I admire.
A BMX photographer I have worked with in the past and look up to.
Another BMX photographer I look up to.
Final one of my favourite images I’ve taken.