My introduction to photography was when I acquired my Dad’s old family camera to record my young but growing family and, after taking a few snaps, decided there must be some way to improve the quality of the pictures from a box Brownie. Buying a Russian SLR camera (the well known and solid Russian Zenit-E) my first attempts were to be the start of a love of photography that has lasted ever since.
Always looking for answers and ways to improve my photography I joined the local camera club to lea rn more and was soon entering competitions and exhibitions with a moderate degree of success in both. My next step was to apply for membership of The Royal Photographic Society and on being admitted soon gained my Licentiateship distinction.
I studied photography and photographic techniques at Brunel University in Uxbridge on a part time basis, learning the disciplines of working in a darkroom as well as image design and composition.,
I photographed exclusively with both medium and large format cameras developing film and printing all my images at home until about 8 years ago. I now uses digital cameras and the creative techniques of Lightroom, Photoshop and PhotoRaw that were not available in the darkroom. I still do all my own printing using Epson printers.
My photographs have been published in photographic magazines, newspapers and some of his images have been used by The Royal Photographic Society for their publicity material.
With a passion for the outdoors, and an endless appreciation for fine art I have been enjoying photographing the world around me. Until recently my photographic experience has been much more in the landscape, but lately I have become fascinated by the amazing and complex beauty and structure of flowers. I am currently creating a portfolio of work that captures and enriches the intimate details that embodies the fabric of even the most common flower.