First signs of an artistic calling showed themselves on family holidays to the north Norfolk coast in the mid 1970’s; this only really took off photographically following another family holiday to the Costa Brava when I sold my first picture of the little fishing port of Port de la Selva to Catalan Villas – this family-run travel company used this image for their brochure cover for the next three years.
In the mid 1980’s I went on to study Photography, Film & Television at Plymouth College of Art and Design which introduced me to the wonderful world of animation. This new direction had initially been inspired through work experience at the Walt Disney Studios in Sydney while on a round the world trip during which time I had spent 9 months in Australia and New Zealand. My love for the natural world and landscape photography was shaped by the stunning and dramatic scenery in Australia, United States, Canada and particularly in New Zealand.
The next 10 – 15 years were spent in various animation studios in Cardiff, Manchester and London working largely on children’s TV productions; this also included a few half hour specials including “The Last Polar Bears”, “War Game” and “The Cunning Little Vixen” as well as the very arty “In The time of Angels”. To help complement my animation work between productions, I was able to maintain my passion for photography with commissions for travel brochures & hotels in Turkey & Northern Cyprus. This had started by a casual remark about the quality of postcards of this part of Cyprus at the time saying ‘I can do better than that’ and then producing a limited edition set of high quality 7” x 5” postcards. Through these cards, one thing led to another which resulted in sales to Noble Caledonia and brochure commissions with Anatolian Sky Holidays for a few years in the late 1990’s.
Over the last few years my photographic calling has taken centre stage, this has largely been in the form of landscapes inspired by my various travels and my love for wild and beautiful places. I have always been inspired by the work of Ansel Adams and his beautiful black & white images of the American West and more recently Frans Lanting’s wildlife images and Craig Potton’s landscape work in New Zealand and beyond.
I currently have a selection of prints available to buy at online image galleries Fine Art America, Red Bubble, Easyart, Artflakes and others, all of which are listed in the links section of this site. Also, a selection of my Antelope Canyon images have been selected by the art rental company Ginger White. A selection of my images are also available to buy as greetings cards at Cornflower Ltd through their Artist Publishers site.