I have always loved and been drawn to photography, but didn’t come to it until later in life. I’ve a diverse career history in management, coaching and brand and marketing. I am a published writer and completed a Diploma in Photography.
I’m currently working on a book project called, Children Say the Funniest Things, that’s a collection of my photography and funny anecdotes and quotes. When it’s published profits will be donated to the NSPCC.
Inspiration is everywhere.
A few photographers who have inspired me.
Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879)
Like me, she came to photography later in life and developed the soft focus technique.
Margaret Bourke White (1904-1971)
American photographer who was the first woman to photograph for LIFE magazine. I’m particularly inspired by her work around war; being described as, “one of the most effective chronicles of violence”. She also took the last photograph of Gandhi before he was assassinated.
Cecil Beaton (1904-1980)
British photographer who was renowned for photographing Queen Elizabeth at her coronation and the Queen Mother.
He also took the famous photograph of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Go Lightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Marilyn Monroe and the Rolling Stones were other favourites of his to photograph.
I love his work. He is most famous for his photograph, ‘Afghan Girl’. My favourite photograph is the Young Rinpoche. No words required.
I find his work fascinating. I love the emotion and truth he captures in monochrome.
Margaret Bourke White – Gandhi
Cecil Beaton – Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffanys
Steve McCurry – Novice Monk