“Photographers don't take pictures. They create images.”

Mark Denman



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, however my specialist niche is the big production shots at Live Music Events and Festivals.

I am based in Rossendale, North West England and am  available for hire. In addition many of my images are available for sale.

I hope you enjoy looking through my images and after doing so, hope you'll consider engaging my services or purchasing an image. 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, travelling 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  had a photograph selected  for the Royal Photographic Society's IPE 161 Exhibition which toured the UK and Ireland through 2019. This exhibition consisted of 100 images by 54 contemporary photographers, selected from over 7000 entries worldwide. I obviously felt extremely honoured to be included in such a prestigious exhibition. More recently I had work published in the TPMEA #23 Mar/Apr 2020 publication, featuring production shots I took at the history making MDL Beast Festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Work with me

If you like what I do, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your requirements.

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.

 In addition to making many of my images available for sale, I am available for photography projects whether for a  corporate or personal   basis 

Please get in touch with me using the form on my 'Contact' page, to discuss your needs, rates, scheduling and more.

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