I’m an adventure and mountain sports photographer based in Scotland. I never studied photography formally, instead I just started by taking a camera with me on skiing and climbing days in the Highlands with friends. I find the creative process of trying to produce images in often harsh and unforgiving mountain environments particularly appealing. If it’s cold or wet, then you’re fighting the conditions trying to look after yourself and keep your camera kit working; if the best position for a shot is half way up a cliff face, then you've got to work through the logistics of getting to that position. I also enjoy the physical challenge that comes with working in the mountains, carrying lots of camera gear around and staying motivated to keep pushing the shutter button, even when you’re outside your comfort zone, tired, maybe a little scared, and overall would probably rather be anywhere but there! Most of all, I just love spending time out in the mountains. It's how I spent almost all my spare time before I became a photographer and now I get to do it for a living, which makes it basically a dream job for me (and for that I feel incredibly fortunate!)
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