Photography is my passion. When I’m not looking through the camera’s viewfinder or processing photographs, I’m a student of English and American Literature at the University of Kent in Canterbury, but pretty much every minute of my free time is spent in one way or another with creating images or helping others to do so.
My work has been internationally published in different newspapers, magazines, brochures, catalogues, and exhibitions. My experience includes photojournalism for newspapers in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (D’Wort, Voix du Luxembourg) and the United Kingdom (inQuire); fashion and portrait shootings with groups and individuals in studios and on location, freelance assignments for private projects (such as www.gaardebunn.com), schools, drama groups (e.g. Stage Spiders, Maskénada), businesses and organizations (such as LGS); as well as concert, event and stock photography.
I am currently photography president of the University of Kent Photography and Modelling Society which I co-founded in 2007. Here I prepare and hold workshops on photography for other students. This is my way of passing on to others what I have learned since I first picked up a camera. I’m also a member of various online photography communities which I regard as invaluable places of learning. I usually take a playful approach to photography. I enjoy what I’m doing, and the relaxed atmoshphere in shootings is reflected in the images. Being a bit of a perfectionist, I rely only on professional high-quality equipment. My main camera is a Canon EOS 40D backed up by a handful of other Canon digital and analogue cameras to suit the requirements of different situations.
Photojournalist for Saint Paul S.A. (Luxemburger Wort, Voix du Luxembourg) 2005-2008.
Photojournalist for inQuire (University of Kent Newspaper) since 2006.
Photographer for Kent Union since 2006.
Jury member of Photogen.lu 2006-2008.
Co-founder, vice-president, then photography president of the UKC Photography and Modelling Society.
Freelance wedding photographer.
Stock photographer (iStock, Dreamstime).
Freelance photographer for companies, organizations, schools, groups, and individuals.
Multi-ribbon winner on DPChallenge.com, multi-topfoto awards on Photogen.lu, CNOUS first international prize 2006, Best inQuire photographer 2007-2008 and 2008-2009, winner of miscellaneous other small competitions.
Canon EOS 350D
Canon EOS 40D with BG-E2N battery grip
Canon EOS 5D Mark II with BG-E6 battery grip
Canon EOS Rebel II
Canon PowerShot G9
Peleng 8mm 3.5 Fisheye
Sigma 10-20mm 4-5.6 EX DC HSM
Canon EF 24-70 2.8L USM
Canon EF 50mm 1.4 USM
Canon EF 70-200mm 2.8L IS USM
Canon 2x Extender
Kenko 1.5x Extender
Canon ST-E2 Speedlite Transmitter
Canon Speedlite 580EX
Canon Speedlite 430EX (2x)
Westcott 2001 white satin shoot-throuh double-fold umbrella (2x)
Gary Fong Lightsphere Clear P4
Sp-Systems Barndoor F/SP72 (2x)
Stroboframe Accessory Shoe (4x)
110cm 5-in-1 reflector
*Tripods & Stands
Manfrotto 190MF3 magnesium fibre tripod
Manfrotto 808RC4 3-way head
Manfrotto 484RC2 ballhead
Manfrotto 035 Superclamp (2x) with Heavy Duty Flexible Arm
Manfrotto 001B Nano lightstand (2x)
Manfrotto 25 Lite Tite Swivel (2x)
Joby Gorillapod SLR zoom (2x)
Tamrac Expedition 7 5577 Black
Lowepro Fastpack 100
Lowepro Mini Mag AW Black
Hoya 77mm UV Filter
Canon 77mm UV Haze (L-39 Sharp Cut) 8-7701
Tiffen 77mm ND .9
Tamrac #N-27 Boomerang QR Strap Black
SanDisk Memory cards (x15)
Spare EOS battery packs