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Welcome to Square Pictures, a website to showcase my photography and other projects.

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02 light on the sea
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05 galloping horse
06 avenue of trees in snow
07 barns in snow
08 corn soldiers
09 carousels brighton
10 west pier pillars brighton
11 west pier brighton
12 golf
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01 DJsamonrocks
02 DJsamshoes
03 DJrucksackandantlers
04 DJnorwegian truck driver
05 DJsamchurch
06 DJmusiciansarrive
PR1 boys barbecue low res
PR2 cabaret group low res
PR3 waving low res
PR4 motorcyclist low res
PR5 man memorial low res
PR6 man with beer low res
PR7 spectators on bikes low res
PR8 spectator dog low res
PR9 boy with flag low res
PR10 man with flag low res
PR11 spectators waiting low res
PR12 cyclists passing low res
PR13 velodrome arrival low res
01 dad and lottie
02 matt lucy tippy
03 DJbobby
04 ron
05 lottie in forest
06 mayet horses
07 horse head
08 cal the cob1
09 cal the cob2
10 Monsieur Loyet's cows
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I still remember taking my first ’proper’ photograph. I was about 12 or 13 years old, and it was a picture of a pony I used to ride at full stretch as he galloped across a field. Fast forward a few years, to when my grandfather gave me an Olympus OM10. From the first roll of film I developed (and nearly fogged, because I tried to look at it before I’d fixed it), I was hooked. I was something of a goody-two-shoes at school, but photography had me so in its grasp that, shortly after falling in love with the medium, for the first time ever, I bunked off a double English class in order to sneak into the college darkroom.

I went on to study photography at diploma and then degree level, and then, after graduating, fell into the magazine industry. Over the years, I was lucky enough to work for the likes of Professional Photographer, Photo Technique and Outdoor Photography. I am also extremely proud to have helped launch Black & White Photography, which I edited from the first issue until August 2007.

It was when I became editor of Black & White Photography that my own photography began to find its ‘voice’. I remember thinking, as the first issue headed towards its release, that I should run a roll of black-and-white film through my camera in order to get into the monochrome mindset. When I saw the contact sheet, I wondered why it was that I’d abandoned it as a medium for so long. But I set about making up for lost time and, over the years, gradually began to feel as if I was developing something amounting to a style of my own. My epiphany occurred when I bought a Mamiya 6. I didn’t develop the ability to ‘see’ in squares instantly, but after a while I began to get the hang of it, and now find it virtually impossible to shoot in any other format.