My passion for photography began in my early teens (1960) and included darkroom work. This was followed by a relatively quiet photographic period as a result of university, family life and career development as a senior research scientist at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory. In the mid 1990s, when my offspring had flown the nest, I rekindled my photographic interests and joined the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and Plymouth Camera Club. At this time I was producing Cibachrome colour prints from slides, but with the advent of slide scanning and digital printing I finally closed the darkroom in 1998. Then in 2005 my photography became totally digital, from image capture to printing. Retirement from full-time environmental research in 2008 has enabled me to devote a little more time to photography.
Since 2000 I have been the treasurer of Plymouth Camera Club and in 2008 was invited to join the committee of the RPS SW Region.
My photographic interests are diverse and include landscape, nature, visual arts, creative, travel and sport. Active participation in a photographic club / society has significantly enhanced my photography and added new dimensions to my work.
My images have been consistently accepted for International Photographic Exhibitions / Salons, and some have gained International awards.
I gained the Distinction award of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (DPAGB) in 2006 and in June 2010 the Associate Distinction of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS) in the Visual Art Category.
Then in November 2013, I was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (FRPS) with a panel of prints titled 'The Metamorphosis of Stardust:- The Story of Creation' in the Visual Art Category. In 2014 the work was published as a Blurb book with the same title and providing background information to the theme together with examples of the source images.