A little bit about myself, I was born and bred in South Wales and my love of photography began many years ago when I discovered that my school possessed a darkroom. As a youngster I enjoyed sport and documentary photography, embracing the technology of film and the solitude of the darkroom. I progressed through a wide range of cameras always doing my own processing and loving the experience. As time passed, my commitments and interests have changed and I have exchanged the solitude of the darkroom for the solitude of the coast and mountains, discovering a love for these landscapes, which we have in abundance in our beautiful country. On exploring digital photography and converting to this medium I discovered a whole new range of skills to master which fired my interests anew and enabled me to expand my horizons.
My main interest is still landscape and seascape photography, I am lucky enough to have the time to pursue my passions. Walking the coastline and countryside is good for the soul and whenever possible, my little dog accompanies me usually getting into the picture in some way, an ear or a tail in the corner of the image, thank goodness for Photoshop, she has a terriers impatience ever encouraging me to keep moving!
I have been fortunate to do some travelling and over recent years I have visited some beautiful unspoilt landscapes on the West Coast of the USA. Road trips have meant travelling over 9000 + miles, meeting fantastic people, seeing amazing scenery and making the most of the picture opportunities.
On my last road trip I revisited my misspent youth (watching far too many cowboy films) and took a trip to the Old West, with its dessert scenery and ghost towns a stark contrast to the grandeur of the thermal landscapes of Yellowstone arrived at through the scenic Bear Tooth Pass.
Once bitten there’s always more to see and recent road trips visited Death Valley, the Grand Canyon, the soaring majesty of Zion and stunning thought provoking beauty of Mesa Verde with its star filled skies and wild horses. In contrast I loved the quirky road trip along Route 66, the fun cities of SanFrancisco and Las Vegas. If all goes well next year I hope to spend more time in Yellowstone and Yosemite and plan to return to Jackson Hole to re-visit the Grand Teton mountains without the smoke haze from the forest fires we had this year.
Over the past seven years I have gained experience in retail and ecommerce photography specialising in photography for internet sites and publicity leaflets. In the future I would love to expand the artistic side of my work combining it with the commercial work. So interesting and challenging times ahead.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my gallery, I hope you have enjoyed the exhibition and the images have given you pleasure.
Pictures are for sale framed, unframed or as digital files.