Photography has always been a driving factor, my entire adult life has been influenced by my desire to experience and see new places, peoples and cultures. I have taken every opportunity available to me to visit or work in different countries and this desire has allowed me to photograph some of the most incredible sights.
I have been lucky enough to spend over 2 years on a floating block of ice in the Antarctic, 6 years driving across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. I have climbed peaks everywhere from Nepal to New Zealand and lived with indigenous tribes from Cameroon to Namibia, very lucky.
I first experienced aurora during the winter of 2005 whilst in the Antarctic, the science station I was working on had an alarm that sounded when auroral activity was present and we all excitedly rushed outside to witness the first display of the winter, I can remember the breathtaking, otherworldly experience and I was hooked. Aurora Australis was the beginning and I knew that I had to experience the North and Aurora Borealis.
I first visited Sweden in 2011 and instantly fell in love with the people and the country. From the 80 countries I have visited, it was one of only a handful of places I felt that I could actually live and enjoy. I bought a house in 2012 and started the process of moving full time and opening my own Commercial Photography business, 2014 saw me realise my dream and I now have Sweden as a base.
I live far enough North to be able to see the Aurora from my house, the experience is unusual in that every time I witness the lights I am amazed, it never fails to stir emotions and wonder at the sheer brilliance of the natural world.
The opportunity to combine my passion for photography and teaching with the majesty of the aurora was something I couldn’t pass up, when I heard that Lights over Lapland were hiring it was logical that I applied and I was lucky enough to be accepted to join the team with Chad, Linnea and Tobbe. I am very much looking forward to the upcoming aurora season and helping visitors to realise their dreams of witnessing and photographing the Northern Lights.