I officially started photography at 12 years old when I inherited my grandfather's fully manual 35mm film camera – an old Minolta "SRT-Super" SLR. But I think I was hooked much earlier. Photography was in my genes and a significant part of my childhood. Among other things, my father was an award winning travel, portrait, landscape and street photographer, and as a child I would follow him around while he took photos for a new exhibition, or stand in the shadows of his darkroom watching him develop film and enlarge prints from his latest adventure in Africa or Antarctica. In those years of photography-osmosis, I now realise that another kind of chemical reaction had occurred – a fusion of my technical skills, my drummer’s sense of timing, and an intangible photographic sensibility.