I'm a former Deputy Headteacher, who took up photography seriously in 2010, when I finished teaching after 33 years in the profession.
Whilst I’d clicked a shutter thousands of times, I’d never looked at the technical aspects or even thought of doing so, why did I need to?... if I got a photograph I liked, that’s all that mattered. However, upon retiring from teaching, I decided to purchase my first ‘real’ camera… a camera which allowed me to be in control rather than relying on automatic settings.
Since finishing teaching, I've spent much of my time experimenting and learning about photography, trying out many different types, which has resulted in me building a wide ranging portfolio. As I've improved, I've been encouraged by the feedback received from images I've shared, such that now I feel ready to share many of these images to a wider audience, rather than just have them sitting on my hard drive (I certainly don't want to replicate what photographer Vivian Maier did!)
I hope you enjoy looking through my images and if you like any, perhaps you’ll consider purchasing, as this will assist me funding my newfound passion. Even if you're not interested in purchasing anything, I'd be delighted to receive any feedback about my work, via my 'Contact' page.
When I'm not taking photos, I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling, listening to music and watching Burnley FC.
My particular interests are photographing live events, particularly music related. I have been fortunate to have a number of good friends in the live events industry who have provided me with the opportunity to take photographs at many events and I will be forever indebted to them for allowing me to build an extensive portfolio in this field.
I also enjoy photographing Landscapes, Architecture and Sport, however I'm happy to try other fields, including Weddings, but to date, I have no experience in the field of Portrait photography
Whilst I have no qualifications in the field of photography, I believe that my portfolio speaks for itself in showing my capabilities, however, I am also a member of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and am currently pursuing their awards programme.
I have had a photograph selected for the Royal Photographic Society's IPE 161 Exhibition which will tour the UK and Ireland through 2019. This exhibition consists of 100 images by 54 contemporary photographers, selected from over 7000 entries worldwide. I obviously feel extremely honoured to be included in such a prestigious exhibition.
Work with me
In addition to making many of my images available for sale, I am available for photography on a commercial basis e.g. at events, whether personal or corporate,
I believe that photography is very personal therefore my approach is to discuss things with you, in order that I can fully understand your needs and get the results you are after. If you have an upcoming project I'd be delighted to collaborate with you.
Please get in touch with me using the form on my 'Contact' page, to discuss your needs, rates, scheduling and more.