I was born and raised in a small town just North of Aberdeen, Scotland, until I was 15 and we then moved to Cyprus, where I have lived ever since and now happily call home. Growing up I was extremely lucky to be well travelled, which I think encouraged my curiosity to learn more about the world and different cultures, I also think it influenced me to take pictures to keep as memories.
I am currently half way through my BA (Hons) degree in photography at the University of the West of England (Bristol) at the Campus in Cyprus. After graduating, I hope to travel more of the world but as a photographer and hopefully I can eventually settle and open my own studio somewhere!
For me, photography is capturing the essence of something beautiful, original, and pure while allowing someone to keep a memory forever. I have always loved jigsaw puzzles, to me photography is very much like a puzzle, to create something mesmerising you must put pieces together for them to fit. One of the things I love most about photography is that there are no rules on how to take a photograph, it’s open to your creative interpretation which, personally I feel is important for one’s originality and personality to shine through their work. I always took pictures of objects I liked; they always had some significance to me, and by doing this, I look at the subject of my photos differently than others. So often we take pictures, not realising how much of ourselves is in that photograph until someone else appreciates it. Your pictures may not look anything special to you because that’s how you see the world, to another person it could be the most beautiful thing on earth.