Curtis trained in film and photography and for many years worked as a film director. He is a graduate of the Royal college of Art with Ba (Hons) Photography and MA in Film. He conceived and directed two commercial feature films.
Curtis about his work: “Slowly my passion for stills photography has returned and now I found my way back into the art form. I'm interested in evoking the nonliterate, the resonances between, above and below. “
‘A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened’ – Camus.