A keen amateur photographer friend sold me his spare Zenith E 35mm camera, and I found after a lot of trial and error and self-teaching that I could produce half-decent results. After recording my children growing up at every birthday, holiday, and Christmas, I started to find rest, relaxation, and tremendous satisfaction disappearing into the hills from my Manchester home, to record the landscape and changing seasons.
Since those far off days I have gone through a succession of 35mm and medium format film cameras, and like most photographers I am now well and truly in the digital age.
Now a resident of the Peak District I feel privileged to live in one of the most spectacular areas of outstanding natural beauty in England. My work has been published widely in books, magazines, calendars, postcards, and I am a regular exhibitor at the various regional art shows.
My photography principles are simple. If somebody likes one of my images sufficiently to buy a print from my website, or to use in a publication, I am more than satisfied. I like to think my images bring pleasure to the viewer, and if it inspires them to visit that place, or pick up their own camera, I think I have done a good job.