I’ve been a passionate photographer for about 25 years. I started with an Olympus OM10 in the mid 1980s which I still own, and use.
I was raised in the east of England where my landscape photography comprised mostly of factories in silhouette, rather than rolling hills and snow capped rural hill tops. In more recent times, black and white landscape photographs taken of the Peak District or urban cityscapes with my Hasselblad 501CM camera have become my passion, along with family portraiture, pet photography and wedding photography of friends and family, where capturing amazing shots of special occasions is a great privilege.
After 16 years of dog ownership, I have developed skills in canine photography too, supporting several RSPCA fund raising efforts over the years by utilising these skills to raise hundreds of pounds for the charity.
I photograph using film. There’s a certain ‘something’ about a photograph taken using film; rich, vibrant colours most notably, and a beautiful natural appearance. My favourite film stocks for serious work are Kodak Tri-X 400, Kodak T-Max 100, Kodak Ektachrome 100, Kodak Portra 400, Fujichrome Provia 100 and FujiPro 400H. I also experiment with other film stocks.
I am not a full time photographer. I find the business end of photography can take the spirit out of the art. I do photography more as a passion and for enjoyment alongside a full time job. However I do occasionally get asked for a print, or get asked by a friend-of-a-friend to photograph them, or a special event, like a wedding. So I do consider hired work occasionally and am insured etc accordingly. So if you have an interest in my work or my style, or are interested in prints or distribution rights, by all means get in touch and I will see if I can be of assistance. If I can’t, I might be able to point you to someone who can.