I’ve been a passionate photographer for about 25 years when I got my first ‘proper’ camera – an Olympus OM10. 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 with my V-System 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.
I have also developed skills in canine photography and supported several RSPCA fund raising efforts over the years, utilising these skills to raise hundreds of pounds for the charity.
I photograph using film. With the exception of two years between 2007-2008, I always have. There’s a certain ‘something’ about a photograph taken using film; rich, vibrant colours most notably, and a beautiful natural appearance. I’m not the only ‘current’ photographer who thinks so either; Jose Villa, Ann Kathrincock, Michael Kenna and many others are notable examples who I happen to admire.
I am not a full time photographer and the business end of photography is not really my thing. 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, by all means get in touch and I will see if I can be of assistance and if I can’t, I might be able to point you to someone who can.