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 shot short and feature films, music videos, promos, and created online content for BBC Proms, BBC Radio 3, Edinburgh International Festival, BAFTA Guru, Decca Records and NHS. I shot the pilot episode of web series Last Exit To Ricklesburgh which was nominated for Scottish BAFTA New Talent, Marram (which I co-directed) and provided additional camera work on six feature films, most recently Zebra Girl and How The Light Gets In.
With a solid background in camera assisting for TV dramas and features 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 nominated 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 necessary to work efficiently on set, whilst my main focus remains on the creative side of filmmaking and what emotions my storytelling may evoke.
My debut feature film as cinematographer is Riptide, for BIFA award-winning, BAFTA nominated Lyre Productions. Filmed in countless beautiful Scottish landscapes, it is a love story road movie exploring the relationship between two people with schizophrenia. Riptide has been selected by Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, Canberra, Reel Recovery and Shetland Film Festival. My second feature is currently in development.