Most of my early work was with colour transparencies. Later, when I set up my own darkroom, I began to explore the creative and expressive potential of monochrome. Like most photographers today, my work is totally digital, but the expertise I acquired using film has been a great help.
I am honoured to be a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a member of its Contemporary Group, and a member of the RPS Assessment Panel that awards Distinctions. I have been awarded a Distinction from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain, and have been awarded their national Gold Medal for best monochrome print of the year. My work has been widely published and exhibited. I am an Honorary Life Member of my local Dawlish and Teignmouth Camera Club; and I lecture and judge throughout the Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) and in Southern England and Wales. I am a member of the team that trains new judges in the WCPF.
I have degrees in Social Sciences, and in Education. I worked in primary education for many years until a career change gave me more time for photography. I also worked at the University of Exeter, and have been a local tour guide. I taught photography at my local Community College, and have led photography workshops. I “retired” to spend more time with my camera.
I hope my enthusiasm for photography shines through in my website.