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 have been enrolled as an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (and a member of its Contemporary group), and I have been invited to become a member of its awards panel. I have been awarded a Distinction from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain, having won 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; 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, and I am Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. I worked in primary education for many years until a career change gave me more time for photography. I also worked for the University of Exeter Students' Guild. I “retired” to spend more time with my camera. I have taught photography at my local Community College, and have led photography workshops. I hope my enthusiasm for photography shines through in my website.