I was born in Windsor in 1965. I was privately educated, a process probably made unnecessarily stressful by my being an undiagnosed dyslexic with attention deficit issues. However my lack of interest in the classroom did give me time to study photography and astronomy on my own terms in my free time, an experience that has stayed with me for the rest of my life. In spite of my dislike of the formal school process I did however get into university, graduating LL.B from Buckingham and LL.M from Cambridge. Some years later I took a one year diploma course in photography at Kingston.
In my time I have worked in several different contexts, most happily as a software trainer and home educator. I live in the south of England with my wife Karen and children Emily and Joshua.