I started my photography and filmmaking career as a freelancer in the 1990's while searching for ways to extract myself from a marriage gone bad and a job I was little enthused about exporting vegetables from the South of Spain. I bought my first Nikon SLR, learned to fly a plane and went traveling. Throughout the years I have worked in many aspects of the industry including commercial, documentary, social, travel and sports. Much of my earlier work involved boats, cold conditions and frequent drenchings thanks to my brother who was an extreme sailor. Now my portfolio includes published work from open yacht racing, NGO work in East Africa, travel across three continents for Frommer's Travel Guides, street photography and video through workshops I have run in Uganda, Spain, Morocco and Cuba. I am an adventurer at heart and there is nothing that inspires me more than leaving the comfort of my home and traveling to remote locations to document extraordinary people in extraordinary places. My aim is to produce new and surprising images to the world. A lot of the time achieving this requires searching for and experiencing extreme and uncomfortable conditions, but they are the sort of challenges I seek and embrace with the knowledge that without going that extra mile, my images will be no more engaging than the work of hundreds of other talented photographers out there. When I'm not traveling and taking pictures I love to do multi-day mountain bike trips, kite board, dive, back-country skiing and mountaineering.