After graduating from the University of Liverpool in 1985 I moved to London and started working in music retail. The following 17 years saw me moving into the export, distribution and sales side of the music industry. In 2002 I decided to take a career break and leave London. I travelled to the USA, Australia and New Zealand for just over five months during which time my passion for photography was rekindled. In 2003 I enrolled on the HND Photography & Digital Imaging course at Truro College. A year after completing the course I started working there as a Photography Technician and in 2012 joined Falmouth University in the Institute of Photography.