I've experienced many roles in still and moving image production, from my early experience as art director for tv commercials to producer for television and documentaries to photo editor for the publishing industry. The thread linking these varied roles has always been relishing in the teamwork and creative collaboration that transforms the ethereal ( emotions or ideas) into something viewable, tangible, almost real. As a photographer and artist I'm fascinated by light and experimentation with process and capture, and although the techie side of me lavishes great attention to lighting and detail, the most important thing remains telling a story. A successful image for me conveys a slice of time, emotion, perhaps a suspension of disbelief, but transports the viewer in a visual narration that can be complex and layered like a great fashion shot or portrait or immediate like a news photograph, but always intriguing, there is nothing worse than reproducing the obvious. As an image editor I have become a firm believer that images can speak many words in that they can instantly convey complex situations or ideas and as a result seek out those photographs and photographers that most engagingly achieve these aims.