I first became interested in photography while at art college in Wallasey, Merseyside in 1987. I spent nearly eight years working as a Cruiseship Photographer, based mostly in Miami, Florida, before settling in Brighton on the south coast of England. In 2006 I gained a BA (Hons) Degree in Editorial Photography at the University of Brighton. I no longer work in the photographic industry, but continue to take pictures on a daily basis, many of which can be seen on my website - www.ianhughesphotos.com. I was recently selected as a finalist for the International Street Photography Award 2012, as part of the London Festival of Photography in June 2012 (www.lfph.org).