It varies depending on the project, but travel and distance are great incentivisers.
Who are your artistic heroes?
Saudek, Sarah Moon.
What is in your dream fine art photographic collection?
When did you start your photographic career?
I used to work at the London School of Tropical Medicine, which is also where I studied. I worked in many places and realised I wanted to tell the stories faster than I could with science, so I consummated a childhood love and took up with a camera.
What work are you most proud of?
The book project ‘The Human Zoo’ that I am currently working on.
Best advice you have been given?
Don’t hurry a shot -take less images. I am still trying to listen to it though …
And what advice would you give younger photographers?
Be calm. Your energy will influence everyone in the studio.
Breaking my knee and photographing a fashion show in a wheelchair.
To run away with the circus.
Where do you live? What do you love about it?
I am a country bumpkin at heart - but London is where I live and work.
Describe the best party you have ever been to.
In the Maasai with 2000 warriors, dancing to jazz.
What is a good life?
When your job is enjoyable enough to feel like a privilege rather than work.