My interest in photography started as a young boy watching my father develop and print black and white photographs in the blacked-out bathroom of our home, which he used as a darkroom. My real interest in photography started when I was allowed to take a few pictures with his old Pentax camera. Marvelling at the way you can capture a moment in time seemingly forever and often in an artistic way, I eventually invested in a Canon A1 in the early 1990’s. I also saved up for a a 50mm macro lens and a 70-210mm zoom and I have not stopped photography since. I used colour slide film all the time in the early days, concentrating on wildlife, botanical and scenic shots and as well as extensive use of the camera while travelling to many far flung places around the globe. In 2007 I was persuaded to go digital and things have come a long way since, both for me personally and in the digital age and world of photography. My passion was as a hobby rather than any professional work and whilst in a high pressure full time job, time to concentrate on my passion was limited. I now have a range of the latest digital photography equipment.
Whilst most of my work is in and around Yorkshire I continue to travel to various places around the world, which allows exploration of a wealth of interesting and different photographic subjects.
We have also started a blog of our travels of the last few years which has many photo galleries. Why not take a look?
Recognition of my work.
My work has been recognised in recent years and I have been a finalist in the internationally renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 2010 run by the Natural History Museum with a further six images that made it into the semi-finals in both 2009 and 2010. My images have also been exhibited at the NEC in Birmingham and been published in Wanderlust Travel Magazine. My images are regularly shortlisted in the top ten images in the Telegraph Big PIcture competition and I have been the winner on three occasions, the latest being September 2014. I have also taught creative master classes in digital photography as part of an adult education program. Recently another of my competition winning images headed an article about photographing water.
Over the winter 2011/12 I went on an extended trip to southern India and had many photographs published in the press and in a Mumbai magazine as well as being used for billboard advertising while there. I also had an outdoor exhibition of 100 mounted prints stretching for nearly a quarter of a kilometre and visited by over three thousand people.
A wildlife image from Brazil adorns the travel industry's 'Travel Photo of the Year' book 2012 and several images from Andalucia, Spain have been used in advertising for holiday rental properties in Spain. Images also accompany travel writing articles written by my wife on various websites and in magazines.
I also sell and licence images through various agencies worldwide. You can click the links opposite and below to view some of my agency images for sale.
If you see someone on a windswept cliff top, deep in the rainforest or up a mountain at dawn or dusk, laden down with photographic and optical equipment, please say hello, it might be me.
See some of my best selling images by clicking the link below, These images sell worldwide. You can easily download images at low prices.
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