Marking his 13th year as a professional photographer in 2022, Jack's work has garnered widespread recognition in railway publications and literature for various Train Operating Companies and Heritage Railways. His experience and skill have even led him to photograph prominent figures such as Prime Ministers, Secretaries of State, and members of the Royal Family.
Jack's journey with photography began at the age of five when he first held a camera. At the tender age of seven, he won a photographic competition in the under-18 category at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. His father, an enthusiastic amateur photographer, played a pivotal role in nurturing Jack's passion. Together, they would venture out to photograph steam engines across the country. His father taught him the art of composition and the value of capturing the perfect shot, emphasizing the importance of making every frame count due to the cost of film.
Despite not studying photography in college or university, Jack honed his skills through years of practice, learning from his mistakes, and pushing the boundaries of his craft. While still in school, his work was first published by The Railway Magazine in 2005, igniting his enthusiasm for photographing the railway scene for the trade publications. This passion has continued to drive him to this day.
In 2010, at the age of 19, Jack embarked on his professional photography career during a recession. Initially, he specialized in wedding, portrait, and commercial photography to explore various aspects of the industry. However, he soon realized that his true passion lay in railway photography, which opened doors to opportunities in other industries over time.
Today, Jack's work is highly regarded across a wide range of industries, both in traditional media and online platforms. He has made several appearances on television and even performs on stage, touring the country with his one-man stand-up photography show titled 'From Railways to Royalty & Everything in-between!'. Through this show, he shares his experiences and stories, captivating audiences with his unique perspective and passion for photography.
Jack's 13-year journey as a professional photographer is a testament to his dedication, skill, and ability to carve a niche for himself in the competitive world of photography. His work continues to inspire and captivate audiences, leaving a lasting impact on the industry he loves.