I was born and raised in Devon but for the last 25 years I have been living and working in Somerset on the edge of Exmoor. Whilst the area I live in lends itself to landscape photography, I find the people who live and work here to be more photographically inspiring.
The work of James Ravilious is a constant reminder for me of the importance of capturing the everyday of rural life, and his example has helped to form the basis of my own documentary work.
My first book, 'Flags over Dolton', records the celebrations in Dolton during the Diamond Jubilee of 2012 and was a special project for me as Dolton was the home and subject of James Ravilious. His widow, Robin Ravilious, was kind enough to write the foreword to accompany the book.