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About me

Over 20 years’ experience as a photography director, shoot producer and celebrity booker on market-leading magazines over a broad spectrum of titles including women’s and men’s lifestyle. Produced photography and video content for multiple digital platforms including Apple Newsstand and Android digital editions and apps. Extensive experience commissioning photographic content over many genres including celebrity portraiture, reportage, still life, food, interiors, motorbikes and cars. Directed and produced shoots throughout Britain, Europe, Australia, Russia and the US, acquiring an exhaustive list of contacts within the industry including celebrity agents, talented photographers and photography crew, PR agencies, press departments, TV production companies, set builders, studios, private locations and syndication agencies.


  • Art Direction
  • Budget Management
  • Video Production
  • Shoot Production
  • Art Buying
  • Location Scouting
  • Contracts and Licences
  • Syndication
  • PR and Events Photography
  • Set Build
  • Permits
  • Celebrity Photoshoot
  • Celebrity Booking
  • Equipment Hire
  • Multi-platform Digital Content

Work history


Photography Director

Time UK

Sep 2000 - Apr 2014



BA in Photographic Arts

University of Westminster

Sep 1988 - Sep 1991