I have been taking photographs since my early teens, moving on to developing and printing my own images in the darkroom from my late teens. However, it is the advent of digital photography and retirement from my career job that has given me the opportunity to follow my passion for photography more intensely.
Although I have always photographed a wide variety of subjects, it was landscape photography which gave me most success in early club competitions and which formed the basis of my successful submissions for the Credit of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (CPAGB) and the Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS). Recently, I have become more interested in travel and street photography, genres which I find quite difficult and challenging. These images have been less successful in club competitions but give me great satisfaction and have earned me the distinction of Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS). Success in international salons has also gained me the distinction of AFIAP – Artist of the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique. I now always carry a camera with me and take every opportunity to search for interesting images.
I have been closely involved with the Potters Bar Photographic Society since moving to the area in 1980 and the club continues to provide stimulation, inspiration and sociability with other like-minded people.