It started with disposable cameras at hardcore and punk shows in Essex and London in my early teens. By 21, I was freelancing as a self-taught photographer after moving to Brighton, working mainly with tattoo studios and musicians. After studying media and photography at university, I stopped taking photos entirely - whatever it was that had previously motivated me to pick up a camera had burned out.
After moving to Kathmandu, Nepal, I was reminded that there was so much to see and learn in the world, and began shooting again on a partially functioning SLR and expired film picked up for scant Rupees at a side street pharmacy.
It wasn't until a few months into my move to Japan in 2014 that I picked up a secondhand compact film camera and started taking photos of my surroundings that looked like the vision of Japan that had been dormant in my mind since childhood.
Jump forward to 2018: Japan's market abundance of functioning film cameras and scanning technology has placed me firmly in a shooter's paradise. High-powered day jobs in tourism management are burning me out, and I'm shooting as much of Japan as possible before I look for the next adventure. My main projects focus on interviews with Outsiders, and the ghosts of Showa Jidai in Kansai.
If you'd like to collaborate with me while I still reside in Japan, catch me while you can.