Living in rural south England at an early age had a formative impact on how I would view landscape and the colours of nature. The resulting inquisitiveness that developed has accompanied me ever since. My interest in photography began at about age eight when I got my hands around a first camera. At 16 I moved to London where people and architecture led me to look at different subject matter.

                                                 Photo: Anne Domdey

Some time later I studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University) for three years. During that time I was fortunate to meet Ansel Adams, Brett Weston and Arnold Newman who in their different fields helped steer me on my path. The work of two other master photographers – Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Sebastião Salgado – further sensitized me to concentrate more on light, form and the non-mundane.

Not long after my studies, a move to Germany opened up new perspectives. Initially I worked as an assistant to diverse advertising photographers but migrated to editorial work which offered me greater freedom of expression. It was also more rewarding.

When not photographing people, the urge to capture the juxtaposition of colours, patterns and especially detail – often overlooked by passers-by – has become an eternal source of fascination. And because there is so much diversity in our world, I deliberately choose not to specialize in one genre.

Over the years I have been commissioned by – among others – Zeit Magazin, Merian, Stern, Capital and Lufthansa Magazin. When not working on assignments I concentrate on diverse projects such as those shown on this website.

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