I have been photographing and filming for 15 years. The main goal is to document and illustrate life as it is; the people, their behaviour, their environment and their creations. 

For the last 5 years I have been documenting London, which I believe is the perfect canvas. It is not without its faults but it is one of the most inclusive cities in the world, a place where people from every nation, race and gender are represented. I feel a deep need to document this. The world has so much to learn about inclusivity. If I can show that we can live mostly in harmony then hopefully it will change the minds of those who think otherwise.

My camera is very much an extension of me, without it I am just a curious dreamer. With it I feel that anything is possible and I can realise my dreams. I love photographing people; stopping someone on the street and creating a piece of work with them within seconds. Arguably there are no rules to photography but if you are respectful and empathetic when interacting with someone it can have a profound effect on them and help them to understand who they are.

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