I can remember standing in one of the biggest Favelas in Rio di Janeiro looking around me. Taking in each image my mind cast its eyes over. I had a small point and shoot camera, I can remember thinking that I wanted to try and replicate the things I was seeing with my eyes and the emotion I was feeling in my heart through the medium of the film in my camera.
When I got home and got the film processed, something changed in me. I had a physical representation of what my eyes had seen. Something physical that would remind me of the changes that happened to my heart and mind on that trip.
Since that summer in 2004 I have been on a slow journey into photography, and over the last few years has there have been a few constants. I love taking photos of people and my genuinely goal is to try and replicate through the camera, the feeling and emotion that was in my heart at the time of the photo and two my heart and mind still is interested by peoples situations from all round the world. I have been fortunate enough in my life to travel quite a bit and more recently been doing that deliberately as a photographer.
I love being given the opportunity to report back the things that I have seen and how that has effected me and how I have portrayed that through photos.
I look forward to where this leads me in the future and most importantly the people it allows me to interact with. I can say without any shadow of a doubt, whilst I have been travelling, I have met some of the best people in the world. You may even see some of their faces in the next few pages!
"Travel is fatal prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness"