Damien learned his trade as a cameraman and lighting director during 14 years at the BBC, working on programmes such as the Clothes Show, Top of the Pops and Casualty. Days off from filming were often spent taking photographs for a variety of top name clients including Peugeot, Motorola, and Adidas.
Anyone who has met Damien can't fail to be inspired and motivated by his enthusiasm for his second career. So much so that once you get him started on a subject it's hard to shut him up...
Fifteen years on, Damien has become one of the foremost trainers of photography and entrepreneurial business strategies in our industry. A published writer and regular columnist, Damien has travelled the globe sharing his knowledge and expertise.
"Photography fascinates me" declares Damien. "Creating instant pictures using a technically intricate process is electrifying, and if done well the pictures can have great value too. Making pictures is something I've enjoyed throughout my life, and if I could paint quickly I'd probably be doing that instead. Much of my photography is inspired by a burning enthusiasm within me" explains Damien. "Picking up a camera gives me such a rush that I'm instantly driven to create pictures."