I first became passionate about photography when I was at school in the 1960s and I received my first 35mm camera one Christmas. However it wasn't until I retired in 2013 that I really started to take it seriously.
I loved art at school and was taught by an inspirational teacher, however, encouraged by my father I went to university to study engineering and pursued a career in business. The urge to produce something artistic was always there although often dormant. I painted very occasionally and enjoyed sketching.
In 2017, I completed a postgraduate diploma course at the British Academy of Photography in London and I now feel that I'm just at the beginning of a new exciting journey. It's easy to say that everyone is a photographer today but producing a really interesting image or an image full of language is as hard as it ever was. I love portraiture, making use of both ambient and artificial lighting and capturing something of the real person. Whatever the subject I simply try to create images which satisfy my own interest.
I'm based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. I hope you enjoy looking at a sample of my portfolio.
Currently, (1 November 2019 to 12 January 2020) I have an exhibition of photographs at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. The exhibition is open 10:00am till 6:00pm every day except Sunday.