I have a passion for wildlife and gain great pleasure from observing behaviour and capturing it on camera. I particularly love photographing birds and enjoy the challenges of capturing birds in flight.
As a cat owner I have spent many an hour persuading reluctant felines to pose for my camera and, on the whole, they have tolerated me and my camera remarkably well. Whenever I am out and about with my camera I cannot resist interacting with pets I encounter, with and without their owners, and I love to try and capture their individual characters.
Cars and Motorsport
Ever since I watched the Formula One races with my parents as a child I have had a passion for all things automotive. For many years I lived near Goodwood Motor Circuit and this was a wonderful source of photographic opportunities, from racing cars from the mid-twentieth century to the modern sports cars of today. As well as capturing cars in motion I love to search for interesting details and angles which others may overlook as they walk by.
A spot of daisy cutting
Goodwood Racing Revival, 2008
Charging through the rain
Goodwood Racing Revival, 2011
Learning to fly
Goodwood Racing Revival, 2013
Waiting for the green light
Goodwood Road Racing Club Spring Sprint, 2013
Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2009
Aviation is a relatively recent interest and I particularly enjoy the challenge of capturing old warbirds in flight. The Goodwood Racing Revival has been a particular inspiration, with regular flying displays by World War II Spitfires, Hurricanes and Mustangs.
One of my particular passions in architectural photography is finding unusual angles and places in buildings where the light brings something magical to play. I am equally enthused by old cathedral architecture and the lines of contemporary designs.
Darwin Wing, Natural History Museum, London
The Painted Hall
Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
Bayleaf, 16th century farmhouse
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, West Sussex
Ely Cathedral Organ
I often indulge in a little street photography when I am travelling, looking out for interesting characters and moments in time. I take a traditional approach, using monochrome to focus the eye on the people and places without the distractions of odd splashes of colour.
Dodging the waves
The Cobb, Lyme Regis
The Bosham Birdman
Bosham, West Sussex
Are we nearly there yet?
Waiting for a Thames River Boat
Chichester, West Sussex
Cambridge, October 2013
City of London, October 2011
Occupy London Stock Exchange, day 1
St. Paul's Cathedral, London
15th October 2011
Are you painting us?!
The Cobb, Lyme Regis
Thanks to my work I travel throughout the UK on a regular basis. This gives me frequent opportunities to photograph landscapes that are new to me and I am always particularly excited when my travels coincide with beautiful light across a stunning vista.
Goodwood, West Sussex
Early morning mists
Cynghordy Viaduct, near Llandovery, Mid-Wales
West Dean, West Sussex
In the blue
Watchet Harbour, Somerset
After the storm
Lyme Regis, Dorset
East Wittering, West Sussex
Bringing in the catch
The delicacy and variety of flora of all types never fails to amaze me and I delight in delving into the private lives of flowers with my macro lens.
When I shoot still life images I often find myself taking a minimalist approach - somehow clean shapes and lines work best to my eye. While some of these photos are not strictly minimalist they all have a simplicity about them.