I was born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1955 and
my initial experience of photography, when I was very young, was
watching my Grandfather processing films and then printing in his
makeshift Darkroom. At that time it was possible to use a green
safelight, which meant the entire rather magical process was visible.
My school career was less than successful and consequently in the
mid 70’s I decided to travel overland to India. I took an old Ilford
camera and, on the advice of a friend, a bag of Tri-X film. Pursuing
my early fascination with photography and an increasing need to
Photograph I subsequently studied for a Fine Art Degree in Sheffield,
graduating in 1981. I went on to work professionally as a freelance
photographer for BBC Television, whilst continuing my own Photographic
projects, originally working with film and print in the darkroom
and then digitally.
The subjects that draw me in are those which involve the viewer
in a moment which might have otherwise been overlooked, and in subject
matter that could be seen as relatively mundane, whilst through
my ongoing portraiture projects I continue to examine seemingly
homogenous groups; Artists in “Creative block,” Media Workers with
“In & On,” and my current series “ Dogs and their Owners”.