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I have been involved in photography since childhood and work in both monochrome and colour with a broad base of subject matter. This includes landscapes, especially Scottish landscapes, portrait and figure studies, environmental and documentary.

Essentially, I regard photography as an art form which allows me to look beyond the obvious and put my own interpretation on scenes, objects or situations which otherwise might be perceived by some as mundane. Although I regard the image achieved at the taking stage, in-camera, as being of paramount importance, I nevertheless see the negative or slide or digitally captured image as only the first stage in an exciting creative journey. My photographic "roots" are in the darkroom, but today my photography is 100% digital.

I am a Fellow of The Royal Photographic Society, which I was awarded in the category of Photographic Printing, and hold the distinction of “Excellence” from the International Federation of Photographic Art (EFIAP/platinum). I am also a “Master” of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (MPAGB). I have enjoyed exhibiting widely over a number of years and have won a number of awards for my work in Britain and abroad. My work has been acquired for permanent photographic collections in Europe, and for many years my images appeared regularly in The Photography Year Book (sadly now defunct).

A judge on the international exhibition circuit, I also lecture at photographic societies throughout Britain. At each of my lectures, there is an opportunity to view and discuss the extensive range of inkjet papers available from the Online Paper Company.

I am fortunate to have lived and worked in some of the most photogenic areas of Britain, including Cumbria, the West Highlands of Scotland, the Isle of Arran and Snowdonia. I now live in Shrewsbury, Shropshire with my wife Eileen, also a keen photographer. Some of Eileen's images can be viewed in Galleries 3, 4, 5 and 6 ("The Better Half" series).

Please feel free to contact me, either by email or by signing my visitor book.