I was born and grew up in this vast, living, breathing metropolis called London. The capital of the UK.
I currently work in the City of London, within one of Britain's oldest financial institutes. My interest in photography has stemmed from my travels, where I have been fortunate to travel to nearly 60 countries throughout the world since 2006.
During these early days travelling, I discovered that I was interested in photographing the places I visited. I developed this interest further, from a simple point and shoot camera, and ended up purchasing my first dSLR, a Canon 50D before migrating to a full frame Canon 5D Mark 3. Today, I have moved completely to Fujifilm's mirrorless system, using a Fujifilm X-T2 as my main camera.
On a summer business trip to France, in 2010, I was introduced to the world of Urban Exploration (Urbex). Urbex involves exploring derelict buildings and sites in various states of disrepair, documenting their decay and abandonment. Since then, I have visited over a hundred abandoned sites throughout Europe, from manor houses in the UK, factories and hospitals in mainland Europe to the abandoned city of Pripyat in the Ukraine, scene of the infamous 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
From 2013, I decided to broaden my horizons into street photography where I wanted to do something different than take typical tourist shots. I found street photography forced me to think differently, interactive with the locals and to be more creative. A perfect opposite to Urbex photography.
The photographs displayed in my website, are a selection from my travels and urban explorations over the years.
To me, photography is an escapism from everyday life, capturing a fleeting moment in time.
Urban exploration is to remember our past..... whereas street photography is to engage with the present.
Feel free to join my journey here, on Flickr or Instagram.