I have been a professional photographer for
over 25 years. I spent 3 years at Plymouth College of Art and
Design in the 1970's before first working as a photographic
assistant in a London studio and subsequently as a freelance
photographer in London for 13 years.
I first worked for the Trust in 1984 on a walks
book covering the Home Counties and went on to photograph coffee
table books on Sissinghurst Castle Gardens and the National Trust
cottage properties. Over the years I have worked on many
commissioned shoots for the Trust in England and Wales,
photographing landscape, coast, properties, interiors and gardens
as well as contributing my own images to the National Trust Picture
My commercial work is mainly in the areas of
travel, landscape, buildings and interiors. My photography has also
illustrated many coffee tables books including Private Gardens of
London, French Farmhouses and Cottages, Country Style/Library of
Interior Detail, Fruits of the Forest and Tour of Provence.
The Surrey Hills, where I now live, continue to
provide me with an inspiring landscape subject, despite Surreys
suburban image. I never tire of revisiting some of its known and
lesser known landmarks, in search of a new image. The National
Trust offers a photographer a wide variety of properties, gardens
and incredible vistas. Like many landscape photographers I inhabit
the extremes of the day, from early morning to the last light of
the day. More recently I have particularly enjoyed the ability to
create stitch panoramas afforded by digital technology.
Even now, after many years working as a
photographer, I cannot resist changeable light falling on a
landscape, or a brooding sky. The day I no longer find the urge to
capture this is the day I will retire!