I have always had a passion for photography from as far back as I can remember.
My late father was my mentor. He was a keen and avid photographer which rubbed off on to me and he also gave me the keen interest in the constructs (both technique and technicalities) of a photo and the camera. He also gave me a close insight into the very initial stages of the birth of 35mm when he was stationed in Japan (with the Royal Navy) immediately after VJ day. He saw how the Americans had both supplied the "blanks" millions of feet of unused movie reel (35mm!) and then introduced many of the German Optics Engineers to Japan. With a brief of "see what you can do with good optics and tons of film!". Why after all these years - still today - all the leading camera manufacturers that emerged in the massive 35mm market either Japanese or German (eg. Leica). That post-war fusion of German & Japanese engineering with optical and film technology.
It is always my aim to capture something from a myriad of perspectives - interesting, unusual, humorous, beautiful, scenic, and challenging, to name a few. But first and foremost it must be unique.
I'm also my own harshest critic and constantly strive to improve and develop my eye for the picture.
I'm trying to build this as portfolio of my favourites. I also have a very eager and keen interest in photosynth's (as you will see under panoramics) at the moment.
I hope you enjoy them.
Please drop me a line if you want to discuss anything.