I have been in love with photography since my first Kodak Brownie camera aged 12 and have been taking photographs ever since (although the camera has changed!). After many years in corporate IT I decided to follow my heart and work full time on a range of photographic projects ranging from commissioned photography, panoramic land and cityscapes through to the fine art prints.
I find myself fascinated by exploring the world through the lens especially by the abstract natural forms revealed in close up.
A river mud bank becomes a mountain range; decaying petals reveal subtle structures and colours. Just like gazing into the flames in a fire the subject becomes immaterial and imagination takes over.
Northwest Regional Development Agency – Images of post-industrial contaminated land sites prior to their restoration.
The Heath Business & Technical Park Abstract images for the refurbishment of the Restaurant complex.
Look07 Abstract and landscape images documenting the experiences of blind runner Dave Heeley on the course of the Great Manchester Run.
July August 2004 Ditton Community Centre, Widnes Solo exhibition of abstract images exploring the tidal margins of the River Mersey.
November December 2004 Gallery Oldham Group exhibition Outside the Ring Road with the Redeye photographic network comprising 17 panoramic images challenging the perceptions of Oldham as a post-industrial mill town.
April 2005 Vernon Mill Studios, Stockport Group exhibition abstract close up nature images. November 2006 Salford School of Art and Design Group exhibition
January – March 2007 Telford’s Warehouse, Chester Solo exhibition abstracts.
February 2007 Group exhibition Joe Cornish Gallery, Northallerton Abstract image based on a flower petal.
March – May 2007 Norton Priory, Runcorn Solo exhibition abstracts.
July 2009 – RHS Tatton Flower Show Exhibition with Cheshire Artist’s Network
Nove-Dec 2010 – Frodsham Open Art Exhibition
Prizes & Awards
Licentiate of the British Professional Photographers Associateion LBPPA
Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society LRPS
2004 British Professional Photographers Association, Nature & Environmental Photographer of the Year.
2004 British Professional Photographers Association 3rd Overall Photographer of the Year.
2005 Digital Photo Art competition 3rd overall.
I have written written articles for a number of publications including Advanced Photographer Outdoor Photography, Professional ImageMaker and Photography Monthly.
I run a range of one day workshops at various venues on behalf of Aspect2i, Wilkinson Camera, The Brindley Arts Centre and The Univesrity of Liverpool.
See my Workshop Pages for details.
One to one tuition is also available and I will happily design and present a bespoke course if you can provide 12 delegates and a venue. I’m always happy to give talks on a variety of photographic subjects such as Digital Workflow and Practical Panoramas. Contact me for further details.