Follow your dream…
Originally from Northamptonshire I took voluntary redundancy from my job in the print trade and made the move to Scotland in June 2017, fulfilling a long time dream to live in the highlands after several decades of travelling here. its a complete new start in life for me and one I’m absolutely at home with. I am based in Kinloch Rannoch, an area unknown to me before moving here having mostly photographed the west coast, it was an online property site that a house was for sale and to cut a long story short, here I am…
Then an opportunity came up in the village where a photographer had a small gallery selling his work to tourists and locals alike, while i was in the process of buying my house he offered for me to take over the gallery as they were moving away…
A self taught photographer in my 20’s after years of drawing from my childhood. it was initially using my b&w prints to draw from that got me into photography, I really enjoyed the darkroom process which culminated in me becoming a freelance contributor to the photographic magazines back in the 90’s, in particular with Practical Photography magazine where I was the ‘darkroom expert’ for a while. Then digital kicked in and I wasn’t interested but the publications were! Digital photography has progressed sufficiently since those early days to to give results I am happy with.
In 2017 one of my images was commended and published in ‘The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year’.
In 2018 one of my images was awarded runner-up in the landscape category of ‘The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year’ and another commended in the ‘Your vision’ category, the latter which was using my bokehrama technique.
In 2018 two of my images appeared in the book ‘Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year’
2019 runner up for the 2nd year in a row in The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year’.
On the cover of B&W Minimalist magazine issue 14 and images in issue 15.