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With thanks to Abby Bliss for the image above, Sep 2022.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. It is continually evolving, so please re-visit if you have chance.

Through my images I hope to share my vision of some of the Earth's natural untamed beauty, from the big view to more intimate or minimalist landscapes, alongside some human-shaped landscapes and creations.

Being from Cumbria in England, I have always preferred cooler climates,  mountains, and frozen landscapes, particularly those blanketed with pristine snow. I have a special fondness for the ruggedness and beauty of Iceland, a country that seems to be 'alive' with its slowly moving glaciers, rumbling and active volcanoes, continental drift, geysers and other geothermal areas, and the magical aurora in the night sky. I've been drawn to Iceland many times (which explains the number of Iceland galleries on the website!).  Arctic Scandinavia is another favoured destination. 

I have always enjoyed taking photographs and find the whole process very therapeutic; it involves travel and exercise which helps with mindfulness and well-being. It takes me to places at first light when the landscapes can be at their very best, it keeps me up to date with new technology, and has been a great way to meet friends and photographers with shared interests and build unforgettable memories.

Some of my images have been shortlisted for 'Landscape Photographer of the Year' (2016, 2018, 2020), 'Outdoor Photographer of the Year' (2017), and Close-up Photographer of the Year, One Colour Frame Challenge (2021).

In Nov 2022, several  of my images were featured in the 'Portfolio' section of Outdoor Photography Magazine (issue #287).

''To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs' I respond 'There are always two people; the photographer and the viewer'' - Ansel Adams

Gear

My interest in photography started around the age of 12 with a Kodak Instamatic camera then the beautifully designed Olympus XA2 compact. A few years later came the first SLRs; Canon T70 and T90 film cameras, followed by DSLRs; Canon EOS 5D, EOS 5DMkII, EOS 5DS, and currently, 2x Mirrorless Sony A7RIII, and DJI Mini 2 and Air 2S drones.

Other useful stuff comes from Lee, Kase, Gitzo, Arca-Swiss, Really Right Stuff, F-stop, Peak Design, Platypod, and Adobe.

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