I’ve added a new “Inspirational” category to my blog to share some of the things that inspire me as a photographer and film maker in the hope that they will move and inspire you too.

One of my all time favourite indie films is the multi award winning surf film “Dark side of the lens” by Mickey Smith of Astray Films. The film is beautifully made and gut punches me every time I watch it. Mickey perfectly captures why it is that he does what he does, reminding me of why I chose to become a photographer.

“I see life in angles. In lines of perspective. A slight turn of the head, the blink of an eye. Subtle glimpses of magic other folk might pass by.”

“Cameras help me translate, interpret and understand what I see, it’s a simple act that keeps me grinning.”

“I try to pay tribute to that magic through photographs.”

Stop what you’re doing and watch it now. I insist.