I was born in London, went to Liverpool University, moved to Manchester, got married, had two sons and pursued a career in IT for 40 years.
I have a degree in English Language and Literature.
I started taking photographs when I was 11 years old. That was back in 1966 when my father bought me a VoigtlÃ¤nder 35mm rangefinder camera.
It had a nice hard brown case and you focused by bringing two images together with a rangefinder that slid onto the flash shoe. I had a manualÂ light meter where I dialled in my film speed and it told me what my aperture and shutter speed should be. That’s how it worked in those days.
I was shooting film, of course, and I continued to shoot negatives and mostly transparencies (Kodak slide) film until 2004, by which time I was already experimenting with digital.
I recently reignited my enthusiasm for photography and wanted to improve from just a holiday and family snapper to something a bit more accomplished.
I have been poring over all my photos and have tried to select some of my best and present them on this site, which I will use as a portfolio and as a blog.
If you like my work, please let me know. If you have any constructive criticism, I can take it.
Contact me via my contact page.