What is your chief characteristic?
I like to complete tasks, get things done, tick things off my to-do lists and this drives me forwards, helps me progress in the areas I work in. It means that when I have space to think, I can focus on creative thoughts and ideas rather than what I need to do what I get in!
What do you appreciate the most in your friends?
I get great encouragement from my friends, the way they relate to one another, support one another and share life together is really fulfilling, and they always seem to find nice things to say about the photographs I take!
Who is your hero/heroine? And why?
My dad. He was always there for me, he had the answers, or questions to help answer my questions and I’m sad that he’s not around anymore for me to share everything with.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? And why?
I’ve always liked the idea of being a farmer, but I’m not sure it’s an especially economically sensible move right now! My wife is a midwife, and I think I’d learn a lot if I went to work with her, just for a day though, that would be enough.
What is your favorite food and drink?
A fresh bowl of spaghetti carbonara followed by tiramisu and a cup of good coffee.
What is your least favorite food and drink?
Coriander, it tastes like poison to me!
What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
What sound or noise do you love?
I grew up in a very musical family so I’ve always played and enjoyed music, it’s what gets me excited, helps me express how I’m feeling, always me to feel introspective and let it all out, it’s a great companion. There’s nothing like putting on a great record and enjoying it in that moment.
What sound or noise do you hate?
I once accidentally closed the car door and trapped my wife’s finger, the scream she let out was terrifying, I’d rather not hear that again!
What is your present state of mind?
I’m excited for the next few months, I’m working with an artist as part of the Manchester International Festival, which feels like a big deal, so I’m filled with anticipation for the opportunities and prospect of that!
When and where were you happiest? And why?
Life’s pretty good now, I have a beautiful wife, a great family, amazing friends and I live in a great city, although I’ll always pine for the fresh air of the countryside. We used to travel to the family farm in Cornwall when we were kids, those were extremely happy times.
Where would you like to live? And why?
Great question! Right now, I’m torn between life in the city and the solace of the countryside, but somewhere in England that isn’t far from our friends and family.
What is your most treasured possession? And why?
I have a photograph of me as a 3-year-old sitting in a tractor on my Dad’s lap, which is very special to me.
What is your favorite motto?
You have to develop a style that suits you and pursue it, not just develop a bag of tricks. Always be yourself.