News

No news is good news so they say
23rd March 2015
I see people are still viewing the site even though it has not been updated for many months. Thanks it is appreciated. The reason it has not been updated is pretty simple really - my stepfather died 2 years ago and my mother has vascular dementia and so I spend a lot of time in the north of England where she lives helping her to remain in her own home. I had thought it would be fairly straightforward to set up some systems to keep her safe but things never turn out quite the way one expects. Photography may be my passion but family has to come first and at least I am fortunate enough not to be able to do what I can for her without worrying over finances too much but something had to give and it was this site which suffered most. Now to cap it all it seems I require eye surgery, I have all but lost the right eye so as I need one at least to see through the viewfinder I consider it quite important to get the left one sorted.
This has not stopped me from taking photographs but staring at screens is not the easiest of tasks right now. I look forward to sharing some of my images from my small but growing collection of Leica cameras, a true revelation for me personally, I absolutely love rangefinders.
Take care out there and keep on shooting.
Street Photography Contest
20th September 2013
Just for fun I submitted a shot I took on Madeira last year in a street photography competition. There is a link to it in the Links section and if you have a minute or two to spare then perhaps you would like to take a look and maybe even vote!
Water
02nd September 2013
This exhibition is now open, both physically and online, there is a link in the links section of this site.
Upcoming exhibition
28th August 2013
I have an image in this exhibition.

Water! Photography Exhibition Opening August 30, 2013
at The Center for Fine Art Photography
Water is the essence of all life but is becoming a scarce resource. In the upcoming photography exhibition Water! at The Center for
Fine Art Photography, this visually stunning entity is explored in its many forms and uses: liquid, clouds, steam, snow and ice, to calm
us, inspire us, and shape our landscape. The artists displayed in Water! highlight its symbolic, coveted, transformational, and political
properties. Come explore water and it’s complexity at The Center for Fine Art Photography.
The Water! exhibition was juried by the highly sought after Wally Mason, director of the Haggerty Museum of Art. Mason has curated
over 90 exhibitions and is renowned both nationally and internationally. The exhibit will open to the public on First Friday, September
6th. The public and artists reception will be held the same day from 6-9 p.m. to celebrate the selected artists at The Center for Fine Art
Photography in Fort Collins, CO.
Water will be on exhibit in the Center's Online Gallery at c4fap.org, and in the Main Gallery at 400 North College Avenue, Fort Collins,
Colorado from August 30- September 28, 2013. The artists' and public reception will take place September 6, 2013; from 6 - 9p.m.
Please join the Center and artists from across the globe, for an evening of art, inspiration, and community. This exhibition is made
possible thanks to the generous support of the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund Grant and a Colorado Creates Grant.
Open once more
28th August 2013
It has been a very busy few months for all the wrong reasons. My step father died suddenly earlier this year and I have spent the last six months supporting my mother and helping her though this difficult time. This has left little time for work but I have finally come out the other end of the tunnel and am now back on track.

Next month I will be putting my new darkroom to the test and attempting a new printing process - well new to me anyway but the Victorians got there first as always seems to be the case.

I have also been adding to my collection of ancient cameras and decided to concentrate on folding models produced by Ensign.