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Represented in the UK by Vision Artists
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And in the USA by Innovative Artists


I started my career by making horror films with my friends while in my teens. Shooting on 8mm video and editing tape-to-tape in our schools media department.

After a 3 year TV Production degree, I started work as a freelancer in factual entertainment, in 2002. I worked as a lighting cameraman for TV shows like MTV Cribs, and Pimp My Ride, as well as countless documentaries, reality shows and children's television. Also shooting short films and music videos on the side. I slowly started shifting my career into commercials and drama (it took a while!).

In the past 10 years I’ve become a full-time commercials DOP, with a number of dips into drama. I've spent my whole career with a camera on my shoulder, I’ve never assisted, which means I generally do things the wrong way (while also annoying the hell out of my 1st AC), and I didn’t go to film school so yeah I guess I’m badly educated too! I’ve very much “felt my way” though my career so far.

I’m 40 years old. I live in Hackney, East London, where I grew up and have lived all my life. I live with my wife Zoe Boyle, who I married in 2019.

Oh this is a bit out of date now... I'm now 42, have a dog named Chewie and I got a BSC in 2023. Who'd have thought!?