Writer, Geek & Photographer
West Sussex, United Kingdom
I am 25 years old, six-foot five and amongst other things I enjoy buttered crumpets. When I'm not writing I can often be found travelling the world and taking photos, or sitting in a darkened room and playing video games.
BEng Computer Games & Internet Technology — 2005 — first-class honours degree from the University of Essex. Final-year thesis focused on pervasive technology and augmented reality.
A-level Media Studies — 2000 — coursework focused on script-writing, storyboarding and critical textual analysis.
A-level Photography — 2002 — coursework varied from street/journalistic photography to portraits and fine-art landscape work. Final-pieces were a mixture of photography and accompanying critical analysis of my own work and my influences Robert Frank and Ansel Adams.
Employment & Experience
Editor -- Weblogs Inc. and Aol LLC -- 2009 to present -- writing, managing and editorialising technology-, software- and social media-oriented content.
Live music and stage photography — 2002 to present — a variety of work from lowlight photography of ballet dancers through to promotional work for the Debbie Curtis Radio Big Band in the West End at Her Majesty's Theatre. I did a lot of live rock/punk photography between 2002 and 2005.
Photography for East Grinstead Operatic Society — 2004 to present — both PR photography of the cast for newsletters and publications and photography of the actual shows, ranging from musicals to light opera to plays.
Photography for East Grinstead Courier and Observer — 2002 to 2005 — a wide variety of photos covering local events — charity runs and bike rides, fairs, etc.
University prospectus — 2004 — commissioned panoramic artwork of the campus that was later used throughout university websites and publications.
Student union political mogul — 2003 to 2005 — the manufacture and running of multiple slates, including the drafting of their manifestos and promotional materials.
University student union newspaper — 2003 to 2005 — features with accompanying art, and editorial work.
University student union newspaper — 2003 to 2004 — art director and copy editor.
University monthly magazine —2003 — special feature on Spanish culture, including live sports photography of two famous Spanish and Mexican wrestlers.
University student union newspaper — 2003 — political coverage throughout the student union elections and accompanying photographs of the events (hustings, polling, activism, etc.)