In 1983 I attended the NCTJ Photojournalism course at Richmond College, Sheffield. Having passed the 4 preliminary exams I was indentured at the Gazette in Milton Keynes, until I passed my NCE and was fully qualified. In 1995 I achieved the 'Highly commended' accolade at the Newspaper Society Awards for 'Photographer of The Year'.
30 years in the business have passed in the blink of an eye and has been spent working on newspapers in and around the Luton and MK areas. A large proportion of my time has been spent working in Luton, as it offers a huge cross section of incidents from school stories and golden weddings to protests, marches, murders and of course the Marsh Farm riots.