Thanks for visiting my website, I hope you’ve found something fun to look at.
I’m a journalist and photographer, currently living in Cardiff and working in Bath for Future Publishing. There I work on the Photography Testing Team, which means that I write about and review cameras for a living for Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Practical Photoshop, Photography Week and the UK’s largest technology website, TechRadar. It’s a pretty lucky life, I know.
Also a working freelance, my work can be seen in such illustrious publications as LoveFood, Official Windows Magazine, Wales Business Insider, SFX, LoveMoney, Triathlon Plus, Saga Online, Real Travel and Britain Magazine. If my words interest you, head over to the Words page to see some of my most recent clippings (updated as often as I get the inclination).
Not content with wordsmithery, I’m also a photographer with work published in several magazines and websites. Somewhat recently, the work I was commissioned to shoot for Tenovus was nominated and won a CIPR Gold award – for best design and photography. I’m still chuffed about that today.
I also have an ongoing photography project called the Cardiff Arcades Project which has seen me published in the Guardian, appear on Welsh television and radio stations and be featured in a few different publications. It also won a Wales Blog Award in 2011, and was nominated for another in 2012.
I have a separate website for my photography portfolio, which you can access by clicking on the Pictures link at the top of this page. Go on, it’s nice.
In case you wondered, I have an undergraduate degree in journalism and a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism, both from Cardiff Journalism School. While I was there I learned quite a few exciting things, such as 100wpm shorthand, media law, public admin and how to spot a typo at 100 paces. I’m yet to find a use for public admin, but the rest was pretty interesting.
Since graduating in 2009, I’ve been working full-time and I like to think I’ve picked up a few handy skills along the way. These include, but are probably not limited to, optimising copy for web & SEO, social networking, using a CMS, using Photoshop, shooting video, presenting video (eek), making stuff up on the spot and blagging.
I am available for both writing and photographic commissions, just hit the Contact Me page to get in touch. I promise to try to reply as soon as possible, but if you don’t hear back after a week or so give me a nudge again as it’s likely I missed it… or forgot.
About this blog: You just came here because of the pretty pictures right, you don’t care about the above? This blog is a place for me to document my most recent photoshoots with the crazy amount cameras I have the privilege to use. And very, very occasionally, the odd rant. It’s absolutely not affiliated with my paid-for work and as such I can say and do what I like, which is fun.