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20 Years of Telegraph Assignments

New York, 11 September 2001
When I was a cycle courier in London in the early nineties being a professional photographer was just a dream, I'd ride around with my canon AE1 and 50 1.4 lens delivering packages and sometimes I'd pass the real news photographers at work outside the Old Bailey or on big news stories like the Bishopsgate bombing . I read books like Page After Page by Tim Page and Unreasonable Behaviour by Don McCullin with ambitions of being a war photographer travelling the world and making a difference with my images, I hadn't a clue how to go about getting a job, but you can dream right ? My lucky break came when I left the cycle despatch world and moved into working at a Pro lab developing E6 film in Camden for commercial photographers, It was a great experience and spending my days in the darkroom or sleeving transparencies gave me the chance to see professional work first hand . After about 18 months a fashion photographer by the name of Chris Moore drop…

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