The Young Ambition – It was whilst sat in Dover A & E next to my Dad at the age of 13 with my right eye glued together (after an accident with a can of photogaphic spray glue), that I not only realised I was clumsy, but also that I shouldn’t pursue my early interest of photography into my professional life and maybe focus on the moving image rather than an image that needed mounting onto a cardboard backing!!
My Early Career – After graduating in 1999, I started working for the UK’s leading kit and crewing company. Early employment was spent gathering valuable knowledge in all the technical aspects of various camera and lighting techniques, with late nights spent nurturing not only my curry addiction but my ambition to shoot and light. I became one of their few staff cameramen also operating steadicam, working on a variety of broadcast & corporate projects; shooting my first full terrestrial series for Channel 4 at the ripe old age of 24!
Present Day – I’ve been in the industry for over 10 years and have gained a reputation for being creative, reliable and having an eye for producing unique images, whilst remaining easy & fun to work with.
Not only are the skills of camerawork and lighting important to me but the equipment equally so. From years of experience I have developed a kit arsenal to be proud of and created what I consider to be the ultimate crew vehicle (see gallery & kit page). The van will comfortably hold 5 of us and all my kit, everything from the mini jib to steadicam and lots of extra toys. Its been so well received, facilities and cameramen are copying its design already!
There are lots of little details in my kit that you would only get with an owner operator, including a unique wireless camera return system for multi camera reality shoots.
For 75% of the time I work with my own kit and have experience of facilitating various productions, including a 55 episode prime time series for Ch 4 HD. I don’t pretend to to be a facilities company, I am a well established lighting cameraman with great kit, and I have excellent relationships with other owner operators in our crew hub and several good hire companies, when more kit is needed on larger PSC multi-camera jobs.
Enjoy exploring my crew van, and get in touch at anytime…….