Like most people nowadays, I have many titles. But, first and foremost, I am a writer.
I write about people, places and how they make each other tick.
I’m an author, journalist, copywriter, artist and social historian. But all of those roles involve me writing in one way or another. Hopefully my website will explain how all of those things interlink.
I am the author of two books for major publishers, contributor to a dozen more, and a features journalist who has written for the Guardian, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times, Independent and more. I have written for many magazines, including a long spell for Dwell magazine, articles for the much-missed Nest and columns for everything from The Lady to Bizarre and The Idler.
I combine my interest in modern social history with my creative side to make arts projects around largely working-class histories of subcultures, work and leisure. I regularly talk about this work to universities, academics and those who share my interest. I am also Director of Rendezvous Projects, a Community Interest Company that creates artistic interpretations of local and national history.
Additionally, I work as a copywriter, ghost-writer and consultant.
I was born in Margate, Kent, where I still do a lot of work. I live in east London, with my wife Gita.