I spent 35 years in corporate life as a marketeer, latterly working as a marketing communications and customer experience specialist using words and pictures to tell stories for customers.
When I felt I had done enough there and it was time to move on, I left to become a full-time photographer. I am now committed to seeing how far I can push my work, creatively and in terms of telling stories about local social, political and environmental issues.
My self-taught photography has developed since my first camera - a Box Brownie - at age 8, to its present form which centres on landscapes rural and urban, and the issues that affect them. My images attempt to explore the impact of man on his landscape in the past and today.
I mix my photography for clients - mainly gardens, interiors, buildings, products and makers' pieces, and people - with my personal projects.
I'd describe my style as being graphic, with strong lines and forms and angles. I shoot in both colour and black & white, and nowadays I prefer to use film.
I like film: it slows me down and makes me more considered. And I like to push images to the edges of the frame and abandon conventional compositions to test the sense of aesthetics.
My direction is to develop more photo documentary projects, and perhaps add portraiture into the mix, and use both my words and my photography to tell stories that matter.
I am also a self-taught graphic designer, typophile, writer, sometime intaglio printmaker, and avid photobook collector.