I am attracted by various different types of subject matter, styles and genres of photography. I am not concerned with pushing boundaries or immersed in a concentrated creative process. I like to "see" a picture, and then just take it as it is in the viewfinder, with virtually no manipulation of the image afterwards. I had two careers in my life, the first working within the audio visual/media production industries, the second working within creative and media education, latterly as a Head of a large Creative Studies Faculty.
Apart from my wife, children, family, friends and work colleagues, a constant companion to me in my everyday life has often been a simple straightforward still camera either over my shoulder, or in my pocket. As I have gone about enjoying the day, if I have seen something that has caught my eye, I have photographed it.
I also love chocolate - one of my favourite all time cameras
having been manufactured by Lindt.
Like so very many people I am conscious of the history of photography and cinema. I am very lucky that at the age of 18, in the late 1960s, I had the opportunity of studying photography, film and video, full time, for three years.
In mid life I was able to study at degree level and upgrade
my old HND qualification into a degree in Photographic Media
Studies. An appreciation of such modern visual cultures, hopefully sharpens one's perception and enjoyment of the incredible everyday world around us.
Today, as a retired active
mature person, I am as passionate about photography and
cinema as I was when I was attempting to start out in those
areas in the late 1960s.