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Bio

I was a child of the 70’s (Yes, I pretty much missed the 60’s!) and now live in the beautiful Northern Ireland countryside with my wife Michelle, and our many dogs, cats and horses. Just don’t ask me to count them, as it’s a constantly moving target! Our two grown up daughters also come home regularly to visit and leave with food parcels and clean clothes, courtesy of their mum, while I’m still the provider of funding towards their university education and practical things like car and computer repairs!

 Since I was a child, I’ve always taken photographs. It’s how I express myself creatively and it was this that led to my early career in the BBC. Many years later and a variety of different jobs, I now spend my time as a professional landscape photographer and love to teach and share my passion with others, whether that be leading a workshop or speaking to groups of photographers in camera clubs and events. 

 As for my photographic influences? Well, I’ve long had a passion for the great outdoors, having taken part in adventure sports since my teens, and I’m also heavily influenced by the Japanese garden aesthetic. Putting them together results in the type of images you can see on this website. 

 In terms of industry recognition, I’m a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography and a Canson Infinity International Ambassador.

 My other passions include skiing and excellent coffee. The two go together particularly well, so if you see me hurtling down a snow covered mountain in the Alps, I can always be tempted to stop and chat by the suggestion of a good coffee.  

 Please contact me if you want to discuss a workshop or a talk to your group, not to mention buying a fine art print for your wall. 

 Recent Awards & Publications

 2018 

Top 10 finalist in the Hasselblad Master’s Awards.

Bronze in the PX3 Awards, Landscape category

Honorable mention in the International Photography Awards (IPA), in Professional Photographer, Landscape category

Bronze in British Institute of Professional Photography National Awards, Visual Arts category.

Landscape and Pictorial Photographer of the year, BIPP NI Regional Awards

Featured in Long Exposure Magazine, as well as the annual LE Master’s book

Article in landscape issue of Fuji Love magazine

2017

Two prints accepted for the RPS 2017 Members’ Biennial Exhibition

Various published articles, including Fuji Love and LEE Xposure magazine’s

 2016

Silver in British Institute of Professional Photography National Awards, Visual Arts category.

Landscape and Pictorial Photographer of the year, BIPP NI Regional Awards

Professional Photographer of the year, BIPP NI Regional Awards

Two silver and two bronze awards in the Epson International Panorama competition

Selected photographer in the “Seeing in Sixes” inaugural book by Lenswork