I studied advertising photography, commercial photography and industrial photography at University after serving an apprenticeship as a photographer’s assistant where I loaded film for plate cameras, brewed coffee and built room sets and all for £22 per week. It was hard graft but a great grounding in a profession I love and it taught me how to be resourceful in all situations. The 2 photographers who laid the groundwork for the photographer you see today were Chris Wild and Alan Strange. I owe them much though I should’ve realised the clues were there. My career so far has certainly been wild and strange!