Esper lives and works in London. His cinematic style is a direct result of his previous work as an illustrator, graphic designer, editor and scriptwriter.
After leaving college, he studied scriptwriting and film making. This gave him his first insight on how to structure both visual and written narratives: “Photography is like film making but on a much more precise and defined scale. Instead of 90 minutes to tell a story, you have 1/250th of a second. It’s more spontaneous and more demanding. The medium asks a hard question of you: can you deliver a story in a single frame, complete with subtext and meaning? I like that challenge.”
Esper is a member of the British Association of Journalists. Conflicted: Faces of Protest is his first book of photographs.