I was born in Worcester and I've lived and worked in the City all of my life. I've travelled 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.
I am a teacher of photography, I give talks and lectures, and my colour slide work includes the production of creative multi-projector AV programmes. My work appears on gallery walls and much of it is for sale.
am a founder member of Infinity
Plus, Fine Art Print Group and a member of 'Eyecon'
- a UK Fine Art Photographic Group.
I've twice been chairman of The Worcestershire Camera Club and I'm also a member of Smethwick Photographic Society.
In addition, I belong a United Photographic Postfolio (UPP) circle - Circle 11. And as you can see, I'm also a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.
Finally, I'm the RPS RegionalOrganiser for the Midlands RPS Digital Imaging Group.
Together with my colleague, Martin Addison FRPS, I present multi-projector AV shows and give print talks. Our current print presentation 'Foto-Synthesis II' includes many prints using digital techniques as well as examples of 'sun prints' and traditional darkroom work. We are available for talks and lectures throughout the country - for more information, click on the 'Foto-Synthesis' link.
In addition, I use photography 'commercially' as I am frequently asked to illustrate books, supply 'library pictures' from my extensive photo-archive of Worcester. I use my copying and retouching skills to restore old and battered prints.
Gloucestershire Business Breakfast ClubI'm Administrator for this business club which is one of the biggest and most successful clubs of its kind.
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 commisioned 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.
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 two videos on the same subject. I also 'appear' 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 (modern, fusion, 'trad') and 'creative adventures in rock'.
We enjoy exploring Britain and the Europe with our caravan. Our interests include the theatre, walking, swimming, reading and English folk music.