Joe began his career in the camera department in 1999 as a trainee on the BBC drama series Silent Witness moving on to work as a focus puller and gaffer before stepping into the role of director of photography. Transferring the skill and work ethic he gained from those years of assisting on film to the new digital domain has driven Joe's enthusiasm to work with all new media technologies. In 2006 he worked closely with Sharlto Copley and Simon Hansen to help develop and test one of the earliest hard disc recording systems based around the Cineform Wavelet codec and the SI2K camera that was eventually used in Slumdog Millionaire. He continues to embrace new technology as a means of enhancing production values and remains at the forefront of knowledge in digital system workflows. This includes his colourist skills using image grading software such as Apple Color and DaVinci but the backbone of his work is firmly grounded in the arts of lighting, camera and steadicam operating.