I had my first photographic commission as soon as I finished University.
The brief was simply to photograph a day at Crufts for Dogs Today Magazine.
I have always been fascinated by the relationships we build with animals, and as a grumpy teenager I often believed my dog, Gus, was my best friend. There were countless times that I cried into her fur.
"I don’t know of any other animals closer to us in qualities of heart, sentiment and loyalty"- Elliott Erwitt
As I walked around the massive halls during Crufts, weaving between food stalls, dog cages and judging rings, I was beginning to seek out those small moments of connection between breeder and dog, human and friend.
I shot the entire project on my Bronica SQ-A 6x6 and a Metz flashgun