I was keen on art at school and chose to study photography at art college.
That was a few years ago and I've never looked back. It was a good decision.

It’s given me wonderful opportunities to travel extensively, (including spells living in Hong Kong, Australia, Philippines, and Dubai), to meet extraordinary people from all walks of life, and be in the privileged position of working in a profession where no two days are the same. I started pre-digital, using film. It was always a thrill collecting processed film from the lab and viewing the results. I still get the same sense of anticipation today, each time I download digital images from the camera and view for the first time on the computer.

I passionately believe that photography is truly magical.

Martyn Poynor