Photography has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My childhood camera was a box camera, with which I remember taking snaps of our family caravan holidays in Selsea Bill.

My first foray into serious photography was whilst a student in Minnesota in the 70’s, where I had the opportunity to enrol on a photography course. I took black and white photographs around the campus and developed them later in the university dark room. I learnt the importance of light and composition and was totally hooked.

In 1982 I bought a Nikon F3, which I cherished for the next 25 years. During these years I enjoyed photographing my growing family, travels and celebrations. At this time I was living in the Caribbean and was enthralled to observe a wide variety of tropical birds. This sowed the seed for my current passion for photographing birds, which I chose as my specialty subject for my recent ARPS Natural History panel.

On my return to England I bought a Nikon digital camera, joined the local camera club and embraced the world of National and International Exhibitions and Distinctions, which has challenged and inspired me to develop my photography.

I enjoy the excitement of travel and happiest when outdoors. I feel very privileged my photography has given me the opportunity to see such a cornucopia of wildlife and stunning landscapes around the British Isles and overseas and I hope you will enjoy looking at my pictures.

Distinctions and Awards:

Bird Photography of the Year 2021 - Commended - "Dalmatian Pelican Rising"

Dalmatian Pelican

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 - Highly Commended in Botanical Britain section for "Fly Agaric in New Forest Undergrowth"

Fly Agaric in New Forest Undergrowth

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2023

Finalist in Animal Portraits for "Bedraggled Red Fox"

Finalist for in Botanical Britain for "Fly Agaric in New Forest Undergrowth"

Bedraggled Red Fox
Fly Agaric in New Forest Undergrowth

ARPS - Associate of the Royal Photographic Society – Natural History

DPAGB - Distinction from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

BPE 5 Crown Award - British Photographic Exhibitions

EFIAP - Excellence FIAP- Federationation Internationale de L'Art Photographique

Countryfile Calendar 2018 – December Runner-up

The Lloyd and Gregory Trophy - Best in Show - Cheltenham Camera Club Annual Exhibition 2016 for "Red Fox Alert"

Bint Cup - Nature winner - Cheltenham Camera Club Annual Exhibition
2016 for "Red Fox Alert"
2018 for "Mountain Hare Hunkered Down"
2019 for "Bee-eaters Dispute"
2021 for "Red Deer Bellowing"

PAGB Hall of Fame – Masters of Prints 2018 for "Mountain Hare Hunkered Down"

Gold Medal - Royal Photographic Society: Nature Group Annual Exhibition 2021 for "Quiver Tree Branches"

Quiver Tree Branches

1st Prize - "Capture a Moment for Cobalt" Calendar 2022 Competition, "Fly Agaric in New Forest Undergrowth"