“I had a sustainability/renewable business called the Sneaker Laundry concentrating on recycling old sneakers or trainers, making them new again, rather than going out and buying a new pair. When I was setting up the website for the business, one of the guys mentioned electric car chargers – I’ve always been interested in cars and it played on my mind for around a year, I didn’t do anything about it, but it was always kicking around my mind.
“My time in the industry started when I was a certificated bailiff, working at the sharp end, banging on doors and threatening to remove someone’s possessions unless the debt was settled, but interestingly you would see the same people, time and time again. I would knock on a business or domestic door, and it would be the same person that I saw three or six months earlier, unable to break that cycle of debt.
“When we were kids my dad was always walking around with a Pentax ME Super camera in his hand, taking photographs, those were the days when you used a film, and it was a gamble when you took the film into boots, if you had a decent photograph or not. My dad, Ken, inspired me, and he was the one that led me into photography.