Current Focus – 2017 onwards
I have retired from social and commercial photography and also stopped leading group courses.
I will always be a photographer however, and I will continute to capture and sell landscapes and undertake the occasional fashion photo-shoot for fun.
I can also offer 1-2-1 training sessions on a wide variety of topics and at all levels from beginners to aspiring professionals.
Originally with an honours degree in botany from the University of Durham and under the tutorage of David Bellamy, in recent years I led group courses on flowers, gardens and landscapes.
In 1981 I co-founded the training company: Focal Point Photography, which was supported by several of the world’s leading manufacturers, including Kodak, Ilford and Polaroid.
Starting in 2007, I worked for several years as In-House Photographer for the global engineering firm DRS Data Services, undertaking a wide variety of commercial photo-shoots and developing their image library.
My assignments have taken me all over England, my landscape work has taken me to Scotland, France and Africa and I’ve even given a photography seminar in Kentucky. In 2016 I photographed at the London Fashion Week.
My commercial work was very varied and included business portraits, events, product-shots and architecture & interiors. Commercial clients included English Heritage, The Readers Digest, The Salvation Army, Konica Minolta and the global engineering firm M.W.Kellogg.
My images have appeared in (or on) books, magazines, newspapers, calendars, websites, posters, flyers, brochures, postcards, greeting cards and music album covers. My landscapes have been exhibited in art galleries and are used by national supplier, Sim Imaging, to demonstrate their presentation products at trade shows.
One of my wedding photo-shoots was featured in Image magazine (UK) and my approach to composition was explained in an article in the International magazine PIC (People In Camera), based in New York , USA.