Born in Leeds and now 41 years old it took me 23
years and a couple of continents in between before moving
back and eventually settling in Cookridge where I’ve lived
for the last 9 years.
During that period of time the film camera was a
means of capturing snapshots of events, far flung exotic
travels or of my family growing up, the pictures were
mileposts and reminders of stage of my life. It wasn’t until
digital cameras came along that I really started to take a
serious interest in photography. The freedom to see the
result immediately, to make mistakes and not wait until a
film came back to judge what did or didn’t work opened up a
world of experimentation.
It was a freedom which seamlessly joined with my own
interest of the natural world, and from the macro details at
the heart of a flower to the sweeping vistas at the tops of
peaks the opportunities present themselves everywhere.
Throw in a love of art, scientific curiosity, a dash
of creativity, the slight obsessive nature of an accountant
(my full time profession) and out of it comes the desire to
produce images that evoke an emotion, capture something you
may have seen but not looked at in the same way or simply
try to do justice to what nature sometimes puts in front of
Photography may not be a painting, a sketch or pastel
but in its thought process and execution it shares many
similarities and becomes so much more than just a snapshot.
I’ve had a great deal of pleasure in taking these
images and I hope that you share some of that enjoyment too.