I started making photographs in 1978 using black and white film and manual cameras. I processed all my own films and prints using wet-process in a traditional darkroom. My workflow is now exclusively digital. I am passionate about the emotional aspects of photography. I see the photographic image as a three-way relationship between the subject, the viewer and the photographer. The joy of creative photography comes from encapsulating the soul or spirit of the location or subject and communicating that captured perception to the viewer of the final print. For me, even in this digital-age, it’s all about the final print.
I’m the creator and curator of the national biennial landscape photography exhibition ‘Masters of Vision’, held at Southwell Minster Cathedral. I have contributed to the judging panels on all of ‘Outdoor Photographer of the Year’ and also ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year’ international photography competitions. I’m a Fuji X-Photographer, a Manfrotto Ambassador and I endorse Adobe Software, Fotospeed papers and Lee Filters.
My work has been published widely in magazines, books and the national press and I’m a columnist for Outdoor Photography magazine.