I started work as a runner in the TV and Film industry in the early-1990’s. I soon worked my way up through the ranks of the camera department spending time as Clapper Loader before stepping up to Focus Puller on dramas, films and high-end documentaries.
In my time 'climbing the ladder', I was fortunate enough to work with some of the best Directors Of Photography in the business. I was always mindful to ask questions and learn techniques to build my own experience.
Since the early 2000’s I have been working as a Lighting Cameraman using the wealth of experience I’ve picked up over the years.
As I’ve come from a film background, I am very conscious of the effects of lighting to enhance the visual quality of the production I work on and I strive to make every job ‘the best’, but also in a time efficient manner as required by today’s shoots.
I love my work, and friends working in 'normal' jobs are often jealous to hear about the different (sometimes famous!) people I meet and the locations I work in. I get to see some sights that they could never dream of and some they would never want to dream of!
There are dozens of different or unusual places I have worked in, for example:
- Minefields on the Lebanon / Israel border;
- The Atlas Mountains in Morocco;
- In the deserts of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain;
- Iceberg infested waters in the North Atlantic;
- Oil-rigs, lifeboats, emergency vehicles, rollercoasters, cargo ships, coal mines, haunted houses, backstage at major concerts, pitch-side at major sporting events, ‘Airside’ at major airports, etc…
I have plenty of experience in many different environments, from a full crew with track and dolly to smaller PSC type shooting; and from time-lapse shoots to helicopter aerial photography; throughout the world.
I have extensive experience of shooting in many countries worldwide. Outside Europe, countries I have shot in include USA, Canada, China, Australia, Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Romania, Morroco, Namibia and Zambia.
- Experienced in the preparation of carnets for taking camera equipment outside of Europe.
- Valid 'I' Visa for short notice assignments in the USA.
- Fully inoculated for tetanus, polio, hepatitis A and typhoid; thus allowing short notice assignments to most areas, including Africa and Asia.