I studied for a Fine Art Degree at Canterbury College of Art, then worked in London as a fashion and portrait photographer. Later I became a TV camera operator, which gave me a wealth of experience from light entertainment, studio dramas and live pop programmes, to documentary and sport.
Subsequently I moved to TV commercials, and after shooting a Gold Star Award winning Tuf Shoes ad, worked as a commercial’s DoP for Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Adrian Lyne, and a whole new generation of ground-breaking directors. In the early 1980's I started lighting TV series, such as "The Professionals", and then feature films in the UK and USA.
I am a member of IATSE LOCAL 600 in the USA, The British Society of Cinematographers, GBCT and the AOP – Association of Stills Photographers, UK.
Some of the celebrated actors and personalities I have lit include:
Billy Bob Thornton, Donald Sutherland, Harvey Keitel, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Vince Vaughn, Jack Black, Viggo Mortensen, Alec Baldwin, Charles Bronson, Pete Postlethwaite, Freddie Prinz Jnr, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Thandie Newton, Jon Lovitz, Jennifer Tilley, Mekhi Phifer, Charlie Creed-Miles.