Originally from Manchester, I moved up to Edinburgh in my late teens. After studying photography and film at Screen Academy Scotland for four years, I left with a 1st class Honours degree and a passion for cinematography.
I have since made short films and features, music videos, promos, and created online content for BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival, BAFTA Guru, Decca Records and NHS. I shot BAFTA New Talent nom'd Last Exit To Ricklesburgh and Marram (which I co-directed) and operated on five features including Zebra Girl and Night Kaleidoscope.
With a solid background in camera assisting for TV dramas in London, I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from many experienced cinematographers. This has helped me to hone my skills and apply more knowledge and confidence on my own sets. I was lucky enough to take part in an intimate and practical workshop ran by Oscar nom'd DP Ryszard Lenczewski (Ida, My Summer of Love).
I have a passion for lighting; a craft I continue to find more intriguing as my career develops. I'm often searching for new ways to use colour, texture and mise en scène and enjoy working closely with the production designer. I have the technical ability needed to work efficiently on set, whilst my focus remains on the creative side of filmmaking and what emotions my storytelling may evoke.
My debut feature as DP is Riptide for BIFA award-winning, BAFTA nom'd Lyre Productions. Filmed in countless beautiful Scottish landscapes, it is a love story road movie exploring the relationship between two people with schizophrenia. Riptide was awarded 'Best Narrative Feature' at Beyond The Curve and selected by Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, Canberra, Reel Recovery and Shetland Film Festival. My second feature How The Light Gets In is currently in production.