My Photography interest has spanned some thirty plus years and has evolved from darkroom to digital.
My years in the darkroom were an important learning curve that has helped me to pre visualise in the digital age.
I now have 2 Fellowships of the Royal Photographic Society, one is 'Visual Art' attained in 1991 and now one in 'Conceptual and Contemporary' attained in December 2019. I was on the Distinctions Committee for several years and then became Chair of the Visual Art Genre and also sat on the Panel in the Landscape Genre.
I am currently the lead in setting up a new initiative with the RPS to set up a team of Ambassadors, this role is in its infancy but will soon be published in detail and work has begun.I am excited to get on with this, it is regarding to have been set such a challenge and I have great ambitions of this becoming very successful.
I am an Ambassador for PermaJet (Makers of fine art printing papers), a Member (and on the selection committee) of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Arena Group of Photographers, and part of an Art Co operative, ARTSIX, a multi disciplinary group in the South Hams in Devon and also A Member of LCUK (Landscape Collectives), a small group of well known Landscape Photographers.
I exhibit widely both in the UK and overseas, some exhibitions are listed on the 'Exhibitions' page. Exhibitions include Meniere Gallery London, Gallery OXO in London, and the Grant Bradley Gallery in Bristol. I also exhibit in various Hospitals as part of my interest in Arts in Health.
My work has been published in several magazines and books, 'The Coast' - a book by 5 Arena members and a personal book on my 'Swimming with the Tide' Portfolio as an Arena Edition. I had an 8 page article in Advanced Photographer Magazine and featured Photographer in 'onlandscape'. I have also had a total of 6 images commended in Landscape Photographer of the Year Publications 3 of which were exhibited in the National Theatre and one in The Sunday Times. 2 images were published in RPS Portfolio 3 and a double page spread of my work and words were published in the Western Morning News. I have had several articles in the RPS Journal including a Masterclass on Long Exposure and recently an article on my 2nd Fellowship.
I have had images accepted in the Royal Photographic Society's International Exhibition, which tours the UK, for 3 consecutive years. Also 3 consecutive years have had acceptances in the London Salon of Photography and the Edinburgh International that coincides with the Edinburgh International Festival.
I have been interviewed by BBC Radio 4 for PM on Landscape Photography.
I specialise in long exposure work at the coast but my interests are wide ranging.
I hope you will enjoy this site and feel free to comment if you think there is something extra you would like to know.
The eye does not always see things the way the camera does. I consider photography to be the art form of painting with available light. Changing intensity, colour and direction of light results in a change of mood of the same elements. I respond to the intrinsic power of light that continuously alters shape and form. Further changes can be made by exposure and shutter speed, tools uniquely available to the photographer. Some of my images encapsulate a moment in time. Others are ethereal, dreamlike and considered, so requiring planning and long time exposures to see beneath the 'seen' image.