About Lewis Phillips.

I was recently told by somebody that my about page really did not reflect on who I am, so I have decided to change it. Here we go.

I was brought up in a suburb of North London in the UK. My family are devout Tottenham Hotspur supporters, so for years I have had to listen to all Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham fans giving me grief for supporting my local club. I am sure that now they know this information they have probably left my site already LOL. I am proud of the fact that my dad did play under the great Bill Nicholson in the 1960's which was a terrific period for the Spurs.

Getting back to me, I was one of those noisy barrow boys selling fruit on markets all over London. As a youngster life was very much like living Only Fools And Horses and Minder. The lingo was one of Cockney slang, with probably far to much time spent in pubs or at Walthamstow Dog Track. It was a buzz at such a young age, and it has always stayed a part of me.

At the Age of 17 I went on my first adventure. I booked a single ticket to San Francisco and jetted across the pond. The sheer size of the country was amazing, I managed to travel through 17 states and visit some of the most vibrant cities from Las Vegas, to the awe inspiring sites of the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone and the giant Redwoods of Northern California.

That was it, I was hooked on Travel, visiting many countries around the world during a four year journey. Once back I had nothing to show of where I had been and more importantly, what I had seen. I registered on a City And Guilds course at Barnet College and the rest was history as they say.

Since then it has been an amazing journey with highs and lows, I am now involved in conservation projects at home and abroad. Currently I have a book project underway looking at how vultures are disappearing around the world, their importance to the environment, and their connection with culture.. I have also had the pleasure of meeting some incredible people who have truly inspired me due to the nature of my work.

I am also passionate about raising the profile of mental health issues with my work. I am very much looking forward to working with a number of different organisations in the future, creating bodies of work to show how imagery can take away the stigma and discrimination that people with mental health face.

I am also blessed with a truly amazing young lady who supports me and my work all the way.

I have undertaken a number of commissions, working with some fantastic organisation's from English Heritage, Brecon Beacons National Park, Bramley Health and The Norfolk Wildlife Trust, along with many more. I have also been fortunate enough to have had work published in many broad sheets and national Magazines's in the UK and abroad.

I now reside in the beautiful country of Wales, where I run a number of landscape photography courses, meeting great people and making friends with many who visit me. I am also very proud to Be a Brecon Beacons Ambassador, sharing my knowledge and passion to people who visit this stunning region.

If you would like to discuss any future commissions or projects then I would be very happy to hear from you. I am happy to travel across the UK and further if I am needed.