I’m a daughter, wife and mother. I was born in the Philippines but
spent most of my life in the UK where I’ve learned to embrace British
culture and weather. There’s nothing I like better than having a cup
of tea and a bit of cake with friends and family. I trained as a
social worker and worked for many years with older people but I’ve
recently switched to full time photography which I am finding both
daunting and exhilarating! (Mostly exhilarating so it’s all good).
My interest in photography was renewed after the birth of my children
and they continue to inspire me daily. Other sources of inspiration
include music, books/poetry and films. I have two personal projects
that I’m working on at the moment, one is inspired by a children’s
book (Where the Wild things are by Maurice Sendak) and Fatima
Lim-Wilson’s books of poetry (Crossing the Snow Bridge, Wandering
Roots and From the HotHouse).
I shoot with both film and digital in my professional life although if
I had my way and unlimited funds, I’d go film all the way. I love my
Rolleiflex tlr and Leica SL, both are purely mechanical (well the SL
has a small battery for the light meter but I don’t care about that
as I have a separate light meter), beautiful bright viewfinders,
stellar optics, I love the sound they both make (the kerchunk of the
Leica, and the whisper soft schlip of the Rollei).
taking my old Rolleiflex TLR on holiday to Holland was cool. I don’t usually get
comments when I take it out and about in my home town but as soon as we
touched down in Holland, lots of people wanted to talk to me about it
from airport personnel to other photo enthusiasts walking along the
I started off with children and family photography, my current
favourite ages are probably 1 year olds, then around the pre-school
age going up to 6/7 year olds. I’ve also been doing a lot of second
shooting for weddings, and I really enjoy observing and capturing
those family relationships during the day.