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.
am a founder member of Infinity Plus, Fine Art Print Group and a member of 'Eyecon'
- a UK Fine Art Photographic Group.
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 presented talks and workshops on Photoshop from a photographer's perspective for over 50 years.
My projected (PDI) presentations include 'Pandora's Photo-Box of Creativity' - a wide-ranging talk sparkling with ideas. In addition I have a monochrome presentation which includes a wealth of imagery which also embraces my enjoyment of infrared photography.
I make inventive audio-visual presentations and some feature as part of 'Pandora's Photo-Box'.
Together with my colleague, Martin Addison FRPS, I presented 'Foto-Synthesis' - a wide-ranging talk which included many fresh ideas and adventures in photography and digital imaging.
Martin and I have now largely retired from lecturing around the camera club circuit. I continue to run the Photoshop for Photographers courses at PermaJet (The Imaging Warehouse). To find details about this, click on this link: Photoshop for Photographers - PermaJet Academy.
In addition, I use photography 'commercially' as I am frequently asked to illustrate books, supply 'library pictures' from my extensive photo-archive of Worcester.
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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