I grew up in south London, a multicultural and inspirational place of densely inhabited towns set in amongst trees, woods and parks. Like everyone who grew up in London it has formed my view of the world and given me the chance to meet people from almost every country. I have worked in every part of London, mainly in urban nature conservation and met some incredible people along the way.
In recent photographic terms I have attempted to document the remnant oak woods and trees that have survived the urbanisation of London, from rural times through Victorian and modern stages of history. I called this project Oaks of London. Much of this was off the back of actual conservation work in the community but also the creative inspiration drawn from these amazing survivors of a bygone era, London’s natural heritage.