I was born in Worcester and I've lived and worked in the City all of my life. I've traveled extensively and photography has extended the enjoyment gained from many travels and adventures. Both my wife Gill and I enjoy the ever expanding circle of friends that one can make through the medium of photography.
I am primarily interested in 'making pictures' by using photography as a medium of artistic expression. I enjoy the unique transposition of reality that photography affords, especially when combined with the techniques of multi-imaging, toning and hand-tinting.
For many years I've been a teacher of photography, I give talks and lectures, and my work includes the production of creative multi-projector AV programmes. My work appears on gallery walls and much of it is for sale.
Over the years I've used 'darkroom techniques', 'alternative methods' and explored 'sun printing'. I now use a digital camera, a computer and 'Photoshop' to produce my pictures.
In addition, I contribute to on-line
groups such as Google+. And as you can see, I'm also a Fellow
of the Royal Photographic
I present talks and workshops on Photoshop from a photographer's perspective.
My projected (PDI) presentations include 'Pandora's Photo-Box of Creativity' - a wide-ranging talk sparkling with ideas.
I make inventive audio-visual presentations and some feature as part of 'Pandora's Photo-Box'.
Together with my colleague, Martin Addison FRPS, I present 'Foto-Synthesis' - a wide-ranging talk which includes many fresh ideas and adventures in photography and digital imaging.
Martin and I can be booked for talks, lectures and workshops throughout the country - for more information, click on this 'Foto-Synthesis' link.
To enquire about presentations and workshops, please use the e-mail link below.
In addition, I use photography 'commercially' as I am frequently asked to illustrate books, supply 'library pictures' from my extensive photo-archive of Worcester.
In addition to using photography as an artistic and creative medium, I am a local historian and use photography in this context. I have a photographic archive of the City of Worcester containing some 6,000 images. For some 35 years, I presented an AV show 'The Changing Face of Worcester' - all about the City's history and development. This large-scale AV, which evolved into a 7 projector, wide screen, computer-controlled presentation with specially commissioned music by Jon Moore, began with myself and my brother, Malcolm, during the late 1960's. Malcolm eventually withdrew from the project. I continued to up-date and present the show with my wife Gill who had been intimately involved with the production since the early 1970's. We gave our final showing in 1999 by which time over 60,000 people had seen the show. Our photographic archive of Worcester has been donated the the City and is in the process of being made available on-line for public access.
To find out more about my researches into Worcester history, visit my Worcester History Homepage.
I am the author of three local history books about Worcester and three videos on the same subject. I also broadcast on BBC local radio from time to time with features about the City's history.
Gill and I both enjoy music of all kinds from 'world music' to 'minimalism' and from early music and 'the classics' to jazz and 'creative adventures in rock'.
We enjoy exploring Britain and the Europe with our caravan. Our interests include the theatre, walking, swimming, reading and 'World Music.
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