Landscape and urban photographer focused on the interrelationship of people and places
I describe myself as a geographer and have an enthusiasm for the human and physical aspects of the subject. This has driven my passion for photographing people and places and for sharing my images, knowledge and expertise with all those around me.
My interests in urban landscapes, the built environment and architecture stem from my time as a student at Newcastle University where I graduated with a degree in Town and Country Planning. This period also kindled a professional interest in information systems and technology which now underpins my approach to digital photography – including the processing, sharing and organisation of a substantial body of work covering several decades.
I ran a successful IT consulting business for over 15 years before friends and family encouraged me to do what I most enjoy and inspire others to get more out of their own photography.
I became a Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain in 2017.
I now live in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, on the edge of the Cotswolds. I am married to Ann and have two grown-up daughters who have inherited an eye for composition and an innate ability to capture the moment.
- To get out more often and ensure that I spend more time on location and less time post-processing images in the digital darkroom.
- To focus on subjects and locations closer to home before travelling to more distant (and often more popular) destinations.
- To slow down and take time to plan and pre-visualise the images that I want to make, and the sentiments I want to communicate, before clicking the shutter.
- To make images for myself that reflect my own style and personality.
- To inspire and help others improve their photographic skills at both a creative and technical level.