I am primarily a landscape photographer but enjoy developing other areas of photography. Above all I love watching and enjoying how light affects everything around me. I live on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and my photographic world at present is chiefly Northern England. I am particularly fond of my home county of North Yorkshire, especially the Yorkshire Dales, but also thoroughly enjoy exploring and photographing the wild coasts and countryside of Northumberland which I now regard as my second home. I care passionately about how images make people feel, about the emotions they stir up and how they draw people inside their subject.
If I were to say my first encounter with photography was through the viewfinder of a Box Brownie I would be giving away my age. My father first introduced me to “taking pictures” with this wonderful miracle of technology and I was fascinated by how it worked and what it produced. I guess I would be around 4 at the time. By the age of ten my Christmas present list was headed by a Kodak 44B camera all of my own. The seeds had been sown even though for the next 45 years they lay dormant.
At the beginning of 2008, following a change in my personal and business life, I made the "leap of faith" and bought a proper camera. I studied on a Photoshop course at my local adult learning centre and read everything I could get my hands on to convert my film background to digital photography. In Autumn 2011 I started on a 3 year Foundation degree in Photography which will add a recognized qualification and further advance my abilities. This website is another step towards professionalism.
Everything is gathering pace and going ever faster and I am loving the ride. Freelance Photography is now almost my full time occupation, and I am enjoying every single minute of it.