It is always a pleasure
to hear from people
for any reason.
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 any
deep concentrated creative process.
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. 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. 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.
As a retired active
mature person, I am as passionate about photography and
cinema today as I was when I was beginning to explore those
areas in the late 1960s.
My activities these days are
purely personal creative projects
- not commercial work. I retired
early in order to pursue such projects
on a strictly Not For Profit basis.
If any fees are charged,
they will only be to recover costs and outgoings only.
I am always happy to consider potential new photographic or cinema
journalism projects, publication, exhibition
or other opportunities. I also give talks
on photography and cinema.