Moving from England and growing up in Spain from a young age has definitely been such a staple to my growth and who I am today. Being able to witness and experience another culture or way of life can open your eyes and give you a further understanding of what life offers. outside of your bubble. Also, spending my teen years in Pacha and Murcia definitely had its impact! My best friend and I would tear it up every weekend, drive around on my moped causing havoc. We would ditch school, go to the beach and drink the peach schnapps that I would steal from my parents! Dumb shit.
As for London, London is full of talent and has many emerging artists so it really was a great place for me to grow, scope out the industry and more importantly figure out where I was going. When I arrived in London it was me and my camera. I had no idea what I was doing or anything about the creative industry and felt well out of my depths because up until this point, I had been taking photos of my friends, vomiting at festivals, partying or simply doing daft shit. I had no idea how people made a living from it all – but I knew that I needed to figure it out if I wanted to pursue a career in the arts and not go back to working in my dad's pub or become an alcoholic.
London offers so many creative opportunities, this opened up avenues I never knew existed for me to explore such as PR for fashion, marketing, direction and creative production. Over the years, I was able to work within various roles, expanding my knowledge, enabling me to figure out the ins and outs of the creative industry. This has now naturally given me a broader vision and understanding when approaching any project.