I’m a nature photographer and filmmaker from rural Lincolnshire, currently working at the BBC Natural History Unit. Even from being tiny, a curiosity for the birds in my back garden and love for natural history television meant I was always obsessed with wildlife.
At university I studied Zoology, specialising in evolution and animal behaviour. I earned a Master’s degree, studying the behavioural ecology of promiscuity in cooperatively breeding birds. This included a month stint in the field, spying on pairs of long-tailed tits.
But after discovering an obsession for photography in my teens, I was drawn out of academia, and into the world of visual storytelling. After a gap year over seas I completed an MA in Wildlife Filmmaking at UWE Bristol. Spending much of the year developing, shooting and editing a film about a farmer and conservation group trying to save the curlew. Now I work as a researcher at the BBC Natural History Unit on the ‘Watches’.
Accolades and Features
- My student film “Keeper of the Call” was shown as part of Springwatch 2019 has been screened at film festivals around the world
- Society of Biology photographer of the year 2014– Published online by multiple media outlets and in print in the Daily Mirror and The Times.
- Image used by the Wildlife Trust for their “30 Day’s Wild” campaign
- Short-listed for Bird Photographer of the Year 2016 and featured in portfolio book.
- Various photos featured in: Lincolnshire Life magazine, BBC Wildlife magazine and Practical Fishkeeping magazine and on BBC Springwatch.