Any special artistic influences?
So many it's difficult to know where to start. From the great photographer Richard Avedon to the artist Turner's paintings and many in between.
I also find I am influenced by writers - for example, I have recently been in Istanbul and was influenced by Orhah Pamuk's memoirs of the city and his writing about the islamic concept of Huzun.
What is the best photographic advice that you have ever received?
Keep taking pictures. A very simple piece of advice that sums up what photography is all about - in my opinion.
If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be?