On a shoot sometimes all I have to worry about is having enough money to feed the meter. On other occassions I have closed down streets, hung out of helicopters, had armed body guards and photographed royalty in Bangaladesh.
I have shot on commission in locations as diverse as Greenland to The Seychelles, China to Chile. I have been chased by a full grown male lion, been saved from drowning and hung off the edge of cliffs to get the best picture.
I keep a cool head under pressure, photography is often less about pressing the shutter than thinking smart and problem solving. What to do when you arrive in the Atacama desert and the location refuses access due to strikes? Or you have men with guns telling you to leave the location you want to shoot in?
I am curious about the world and the people and from being a shy person who convinced himself he was more at home on his own I have overcome this to portray, rock royalty, real royalty, CEOs to film stars, even playing golf with an oscar winning actor.
Outwith photography I enjoy sports, screenwriting and going to less discovered destinations.
The picture opposite is ©William Fiennes. It was taken in the Verdon Gorge in France on a shoot for Intelligent Life Magazine. It rained like this all day.