Darren was born in Ashington, Northumberland in 1970. He studied to be a graphic designer in the late 1980's and has worked as a commercial graphic artist for more than 25 years. Over the years Darren's interest in travel and photography developed and in 2005 became qualified as a photographer winning the student of the year award. Since is also a proud associate member of the Royal Photographic Society.
Darren currently lives in Morpeth, the county town of Northumberland with his wife and two children.