making photographs at a very young age in Cornwall, and have always seen photography
means of creating a visual diary: recording my responses to the world
me. I have photographed my family and friends for personal reasons (as, I
guess, most of us do) but I regard a camera as an ideal tool for
moment in time. This gives photography a unique position in art. My
attempts were in black and white but I soon turned to colour
Later, when I set up my own darkroom, I once again began to explore the
creative and expressive potential of monochrome. I am self-taught,
no formal photographic training.
I was enrolled as an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. I have been awarded a Distinction from
Photographic Alliance of Great Britain, and won their prestigious Gold Medal for best monochrome print of the year. I have a degree in Social Sciences. I am an active member of my local
and Teignmouth Camera Club; I lecture and judge throughout the Western
Photographic Federation and in southern England and wales; and, I work part-time in photography.
I trained and worked in primary education for twenty five years until a career change gave me
opportunity to take up photography professionally. I also worked
for many years in the Print Shop of
the University of Exeter Students' Guild. I recently “retired” to spend
time with my camera. I have taught photography at the local Community
and have organised weekend portrait courses. I sell my work locally in
shops, galleries and restaurants: particularly Turn of The Tide in Teignmouth.