Passionate about imaging and conservation, Andy was given his first camera in Singapore at the age of seven. "It was entirely plastic, the body, lens, viewfinder, strap, everything! The prints were not much bigger than postage stamps, but it was a way I could share what I was seeing in a fascinating and extraordinarily beautiful world and I loved it!"
Since then, technology moved on and so did Andy, immersing himself in the world of both film and digital image making, including award winning short films made with the BBC where he worked for the best part of 20 years, all the while continuing to take photographs at a prolific rate.
With over 30 years in film making and photography, Andy has built up a great deal of knowledge about cameras, lenses, imaging techniques, field-craft and story telling and regularly writes articles covering wildlife and location related photographic know-how. He also tests and reviews a wide range of photographic equipment on his varied travels!
Beyond his television production work, Andy wasa photojournalist specialising in nature, environmental, cultural and travel location issues. His forte was working up the whole package of research, photography and completed story and he contributed regularly to leading, quality UK magazines such as Outdoor Photography, Black and White Photography, BBC Wildlife and other publications and environmental organisations around the world.