I was born in North Wales, United Kingdom, and was raised in a small village in Flintshire. Together with my wife Ann, I moved to Vancouver Island, Canada. in 1998, where I currently live and work as a professional photographer.
My interest in photography began at the age of four, inspired by a local photographer in that small welsh village – George Jones – and later by my school headmaster, who was also a serious photographer.
Having been so inspired, I first used to steal my older brother’s ‘Brownie 127’ camera whilst he was at work, and although I had no film, as far as I was concerned I was a photographer capturing scenes in that small welsh village, sneaking it back into my brother’s bedroom at the end of the day before he returned from work.
In 1994, I gained my Licentiateship qualification with The British Institute of Professional Photography, and a year later, a Licentiateship qualification with The Master Photographers’ Association, having studied photography with both Fuji and Kodak. Prior to our move to Canada, my wife and I ran our own photographic studio close to that same welsh village, specialising in weddings, portraiture and landscape work.
Amongst those I have photographed are Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, and numerous other musicians/performers.
Photographers from whom I have gained much inspiration over the years are:
Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Don McCullen, Charlie Waite and the contemporary American landscape photographer Alain Briot, amongst others. This is probably the reason why my main focus is now landscape photography
My wife Ann and I are the owners of the ‘Frame One’ gallery at North Saanich, BC., Canada, where my work is on display and for sale. Photographic prints are also available from my online gallery.