I first met Dan a few years ago as he was eating in my favourite local cafe. I spotted him talking to the owner, Jenny, who is a friend of mine and i quickly rushed to ask her who he was as I was really intrigued by his image and I thought he would make a great subject to photograph. She told me he had just opened a gallery and tattoo parlour over the road and so I went, along with my kids and dog, to introduce myself and told him that I wanted to photograph him. Since then we have done about three really fun shoots together and recently I went back to photograph him with his gorgeous pregnant partner Rachel (they have just had a lovely baby girl). It is always a pleasure to photograph Dan and he has some amazing art in his gallery.