About Me

A short bio
Me-at-Rydal-Water

Rydal Water on misty morning

My interest in photography stems from my late father who was a keen amateur photographer. Our family holidays were often spent at Ullswater in the Lake District, his favourite lake. Even 40 years later I can still remember him taking us to the top of a fell at night to “really see the stars” and staying as the sun rose and burned away the mists below. At that time I had no real interest in photography, but looking back I think something seeped in to my subconscious.

I have always had an interest in the creative arts, but my initial passion, was for another art form…. music. Specifically electronic music and music production. This was the path I pursued for many years.

I slowly drifted into serious photography via music and graphic design. I composed and produced music for a few smaller record labels, and because of my background in graphic design I often helped with the CD cover design. This led to taking landscape photos for the CD covers, which in turn led to shooting video for projection at concerts and DVD releases.

Getting rather wet on Latrigg Fell

I realised that I wanted to exchange the music studio for the wide open spaces and around 10 years ago I started taking photography far more seriously, developing my skills and techniques to truly capture the moments that I was witnessing.

My favourite areas to photograph are The Lake District, Cornwall and The Isle of Skye. The more times I visit these wonderful locations, the more I find to photograph. Seeing the landscape change through the seasons is inspirational, a place that can look bland in the summer can become magical in the autumn or winter.

The challenge to capture the changing beauty of nature in the raw is what inspires me to make the effort to “Chase the light”.