"I suppose all photographers like to think that they’re going to have books published and have recognition from their peers and they’re all going to aspire to be you. And I think that as a younger photographer, that was definitely my vibe. I really wanted to have that whole fame and fortune from it. Now, I just really like people who like what I do, understand what I do and really want to work with me. That’s the dream: to keep inspiring others to want to come and work with me. I want to take them to some of the places I go because I know it will amaze them because they still amaze me.
For me, photography should be about trying to make people feel that if I can do it, they can do it: why not? There’s nothing special about what I do; I am purely somebody who loves what I do. If my work can make anyone think, ‘wow, I’ve got to try that, I’ve got to go and see that’, I’m happy. I’m not going to the moon, I’m not going to places that are unobtainable, I’m going to places that you can go to. A lot of my work is in the UK - it’s down the road, it could be in town near you - it doesn’t have to be so complicated. The outdoors is exactly where it is – outdoors. That can be just a few feet away from where you’re standing – go and try it!"