Hi and welcome to my section all about me â€“ Andy Chittock.
I was born in Lichfield on 26th May 1956. My father and mother were both in the army and I was typical army brat.I left Llandovery Collage in 1973 I went straight into the Welsh Guards where I spent the next 20 years serving Queen and Country. It was here in my last five years in the Welsh Guards that my photography career started.
I was stationed in Germany with the Battalion and during a scheduled boxing match against the Scots Guards the Commanding Officer saw me with a camera and asked if I would take a variety of shots of the match. From that day on I was the new unit photographer. Thatâ€™s how things are done in the army!
When I left the Battalion in 1993 with all the army photo courses under my belt, I was decided that I wanted to take photography up as a full time career so with a lot of hard work and dedication I became a freelance photographer.
I have been working freelance ever since. I have travelled to many places all over the world including Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra leone and Iraq just to mention a few. I set up my own studio at my home with a small darkroom, which are my pride and joy.
When I am not in war zones I will be found photographing some thing military!
Please donâ€™t hesitate to contact me at any time and I hope you enjoy looking at my photography.