Born in Bury, Lancashire, I currently live in Bradley Fold, Bolton with my partner and six cats. I'm passionate about animal welfare and volunteer at the RSPCA Rochdale branch and Bolton & Radcliffe Cats Protection. I serve on the committee of Bury Photographic Society.
My passion is black and white photography; the removal of colour strips away any distractions and simplifies the subject to reveal its core. To quote one of my favourite photographers, Cole Thompson …
"For me colour records the image, but black and white captures the feelings that lie beneath the surface"
My photos range from dark, dramatic and moody to minimalist and light. I like to push my images to the extremes with deep inky blacks and pure whites. I'm constantly inspired by water, whether inland (lakes and waterfalls) or more often at the coast. I also enjoy urban exploration and industrial photography, I find beauty in the textures of decay found in abandoned buildings. More recently I've been experimenting with nature photography.
I think it's important to develop a personal style and follow your own vision when creating images.
Be true to yourself
*** NEW FOR 2017 ***
I'm now available to give talks to photography clubs. See here for further information.
I was awarded Wilkinson Cameras Digital Photographer of the Year Award 2016 for my image "The Dreamers", which was also given an Hon.Mention in the ND Awards (Neutral Density Awards) run by ND Magazine.
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“I am no bird and no net ensnares me;
I am a free human being with an independent will”
Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre)