About Me

Capturing my view of the world to share with others.

Hello, and thank you for visiting my website. I am an experienced photographer based near Harrogate in Yorkshire. My primary interest is classical landscape photography but I find myself increasingly drawn to more abstract work, particularly the beautiful colours, shapes and textures that abound in the natural world. A recent trip to Venice has also inspired me to explore more of the manmade world. I hope you enjoy my images and please feel free to get in contact if you have any questions.

Brimham Rocks panorama

Background

I was born in Middlesbrough in 1959 and have always lived in Yorkshire. I bought my first camera (a Pentax ME Super), at the age of 18 and used it primarily for 'snapping'  moments in my everyday life, particularly holidays. Sadly, I didn't start to take photography seriously until the advent of digital cameras in the late 1990's when I bought a Sony DSC1. I immediately realised the potential of this new, 'instant gratification' technology and thereafter regularly upgraded my kit. In 2009 I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to take an extended break from work so having dropped a few hints with my colleagues, I received as a leaving present a copy of Charlie Waite's 'The Making of Landscape Photographs'. From that point on I was hooked and so began the long, slow struggle to succeed in landscape photography. It's not as easy as it looks but in 2014 I was lucky enough to have my image 'Winskill Tree' included in Landscape Photographer of the Year competition book and published as one of 9 images from the book selected for inclusion in the Sunday Times Magazine.

 

Here I am 12 years and several very expensive workshops and camera upgrades later with my own web-site. I am very grateful to my family and various photography friends and workshop tutors including Joe Cornish (www.joecornishphotographer.com and www.joecornishgallery.co.uk), Lizzie Shepherd (www.lizzieshepherd.com), Antony Spencer (www.antonyspencer.com) and David Ward (www.davidward.photo), for providing much needed education and inspiration. I am also grateful to my social media friends in the Facebook 'Frames Magazine' and 'Elements' groups for their support and encouragement.