I have always had an interest in the arts and studied at school for my O/A levels in art. I painted for many years (canvas /oils) aviation and wildlife my preferred subjects. I have always been interested in photography (my father was also interested and I used to watch the development of negatives in the darkroom). Eventually joining my local camera club and using transparency film and becoming competitive, I joined the digital age about 10 years ago and have never looked back!!
The taking of images has taken me far and wide, to many places in the world.
Africa is top of my list, India, USA, Europe, The Arctic, Great Britain, Canada all following close seconds!! It is the enjoyment of photography and the capture of moments that may have passed if it were not for the camera that inspire me. That 500th of a second says it all, perhaps more than words
My subject matter is far ranging too: Wildlife, Landscape, Urban, Nude, Abstract, Portraits, Photojournalism, Mono and Colour.
I am a judge with the PAGB, EAF ( A panel ) Adjudicator for the RPS Licentiateship qualification, judging at camera club, inter club, National and International level. I have been successful with my images, winning Photo 98 and a £10,000 safari to Botswana. I appeared in Travel Photographer of the Year, was a finalist in 2013/14 in Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Garden Photographer of the Year and achieved a Highly Commended and a Commended. I have appeared in numerous books/magazines, the most prestigious "Portraits of Adventure" in collaboration with Range Rover. I also enter salons worldwide and nationals, challenging my photography. With many acceptances/awards I always try to see more from what we observe before pressing the shutter, a world of wonder awaits !!