I have had an interest in photography for many years and can remember taking photographs with a 110 film camera and disc camera back in the ’80s.
I have continued to extend my knowledge and interest in photography and joined the British Academy of Photography in 2016. I graduated with my Diploma in Photography at the beginning of 2018.
I have learnt so much about the process of taking photos that I am enjoying extending photographic scope, expanding my ideas and concepts.
I regularly use a mirror-less camera (Olympus Pen f or EM5 MKII), but you may also see me out and about with my fifty-year-old Rollei 35, Olympus Trip 35, or Olympus OM10. I did suffer from GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) for a while, having owned cameras by Lecia, Pentax, Ricoh and Fujifilm to name a few!
I also like to experiment with instant film and use a Polaroid SX-70 SONAR for these shots.
I now realise the camera is simply a tool to enable my creative output and am always keen to push the camera and my creativity as much as I can.
I don’t feel I have a specific subject I prefer to shoot, I tend to shoot whatever takes my fancy.
I am a fan of Ansel Adams, Martin Parr, Vivian Maier – all who have subconsciously had an effect on my work. They all illustrated the courage and a passion for their subjects and proven that anything is possible. My chosen kit enables me to emulate each of them. I have fun capturing the madness of modern life ala Parr, street photography and people portraits like Maier and Adams inspired landscapes.
Although I do not shoot professionally or commercially, I have completed several corporate headshots and am always willing to try my hand at anything new. If you’d like to give me a try, why not drop me a line!
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