After completing a BA in Photography and Film at Harrow in London, I worked as photo researcher on Fleet Street for The London Times, The Sunday Mirror Magazine, etc. I came to New York for a short six-month freelance assignment (an ex-boss at the Sunday Mirror put a good word in for me).
Fell in love with Manhattan and it never crossed my mind to return.
I ran the U.S office for the South African organization Media 24 (editorial magazines/news/web) licensing US content, images and book extracts, extensive photo and news research and the sourcing of interviews and local and national stories.
Also freelanced as a “NY stringer” for UK newspapers and magazines such as The Sunday Mirror and The Sunday Express.
As the industry shifted, I pivoted away from editorial work to U.S based commercial work.
Currently, I head up the Photo and Art Buying team at The New York Times Marketing Department, aproducing and researching their photo and multimedia assignments to promote the NYT, along with all image rights, permissions, and clearances.
In my free time, I love to master the art of the perfect cocktail, hike in the fresh air, bike, visit art and photo shows and to scare myself silly watching horror films.