It is something to do with nature, light and people that inspires me to shoot photos of freesports. I grew up in Scotland and have worked as a freelance photographer for the past five years since graduating in Theatre Design at St. Martins in London. As a snow sports photographer, I chased winters for four years before having my first summer in Wanaka, New Zealand, which is where I am now based.
There is not one sport in particular I crave to shoot, it is the act of a human using our landscape to play on that I find inspiring – be it sliding on snow, biking down exposed ridges or jumping off 1000-meter cliffs. Beautiful things happen when people and mountains meet.
I think my theatre background occasionally shows its face in my work. Capturing the performances of athletes in their element is critical. A photo must tell a story and inspire you to look deeper wondering how this moment in time came about.
The sports that I shoot take me to incredible parts of the world. My job allows me to travel to places I could never have dreamed of, meeting inspiring, passionate and like-minded people. I can go on adventures that can be both extremely challenging and daunting, but equally as rewarding. I never plan to stop this search.