Graduated from GD in 1999
3rd year project on ultra-orthodox jews in north london
Eventually got picked up by the Guardian First Guardian front page "Peace offer in fire dispute"
70% of the Guardian work is portraits
As a newspaper photographer you're almost always on oyur own, competing against agency people who do news all the time.
Guardian eyewitness started when they switched to Berliner format in 2005 all the picture had to be wide angle, eyelevel, everything in focus with a lot of detail