Since I can remember I've always loved art and drawing. So when my father encouraged me to use his secondhand Russian Zorki 4K rangefinder I began to enjoy making and taking pictures. My school art teacher encouraged me and soon I applied for a two year photography course based in Glasgow. This made me enthusiastic for all formats, including 5"x4" bellows. Understanding the process of bringing into focus a picture upside down under a black cloth on a glass plate, calculating exposure and inserting the sheet film as it was a century ago is truly an art in itself.
I started freelancing in 1987 as a newspaper photographer which I still enjoy today. I have had the privelige of meeting people from all walks of life and found inspiration from the few moments I share with them.
And of course, together with new ideas and digital photography, every day has creative potential.
I still carry my older film Nikon as well as current digital equipment, but the beauty about photography is still about the journey.
Film or digital, darkroom or software application, it's great to get out there with a camera.