The National Trust

I started my career with the Trust back in 2005 and have been their in-house photographer since 2010 helping to add over 25k images to the library's collection. I have been lucky enough to work on a whole variety of regional and national campaigns covering the full range of photographic content, from people, landscapes, gardens, exteriors and collection items but my love is for interiors...particularly the more modern ones.

Being able to photograph such amazing places is a continual joy and privilege and one that I hope will continue for many more years.

Previous life

I graduated from the University of Derby back in 1997 with a BA (Hons) in Biological Imaging specialising in photography and illustration.


Fresh from university I landed a career at Oxford University Press as a Technical Illustrator working on a large number of both academic and commercial titles. During those formative years I learnt so much about the whole digitisation process and gained a host of skills, primarily in scanning and image manipulation.


2018 and 2019 I was a judge for category 'Breathing Spaces' for the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition.

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