About

Me

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I started getting into photography as a young boy but first turned professional in 2003 at the tender age of 30. Fifteen years later and I still love it!

Outside of photography I’m a competitive dancer in ballroom and Latin American dancing.  I was lucky enough to come 5th place at the national finals in Blackpool this year in my ‘senior’ category. To support my dancing I also run, hit the gym and cycle and so it keeps me pretty fit. In fact since I restarted dancing a few years ago after a long break I have lost 60lb!

Strangely enough became more serious as an outlet for my creative side when I gave up competitive dance about 16 years ago. Back then we trained 22 hours a week and it all just got a bit too much. Suddenly I found I had a lot of extra free time each week!

I also volunteer at my local RAF Air Cadet squadron as a sergeant instructor.  I run the squadrons website and act as a photographer for the wider wing to give them media coverage at events they participate it. I love the outdoors, particularly walking and camping and so I’m currently training as a group walking leader to lead expeditions too.

January 2018 I also took over an allotment to grow vegetables. This took up a lot more time than anticipated this year so I’m trying some new techniques I’ve learnt over the year going forward to reduce the number of hours I need to do. Fingers crossed it won’t be so demanding in 2019.

Finally, I somehow fit in a regular day job as head of workplace productivity leading a group of software consultants. I did take my photography full-time for a couple of years and found so much work I had to turn it away but being completely self-employed never suited me.  The economic reality is a practice lead consultant earns more than a photographer and there is a lot to be said for sick pay, paid holidays and a pension! I stick to photography because I WANT to, not because I HAVE to!

Social Chameleon

I can fit into any situation be it informal or formal.

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Enthusiasm

I enjoy everything about photography. It usually looks like I'm having fun because I usually am!

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Energy

Hand in hand with enthusiasm is my energy. I can keep going all day!

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Personable

I'm easy to talk to and put people at ease.

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Dependable

When you say you are going to do something and people are relying on you, you just have to get it done.

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Dance Moves

Guilty! Who doesn't love a good dance?

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