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Look deep in nature, and then you will understand everything better – Albert Einstein…
Who Am l?, Where Do I Come From? & What Do I Do?
Throughout my photographic career, l have specialised primarily in two different types of photography, both having a connection and interaction with one another, again both are equally connected to the natural world. Upto 2018, my photography primarily consisted of Wildlife and Environmental work.
However more recently, my health has let me down and my priorities have had to change. My lead genre of photography is now “Creative Fine Art”, Local Wildlife, Scapes, and some Environmental work. These subjects can involve both indoor, outdoor and my new studio. This is were my recently built home studio comes into its own. The studio is fully equipped with various types of lighting, from the ‘Bowen Streamlite” system to the Manfrotto macro system complete with the Novoflex scaffolding system.
Hopefully the above will go some way to explaining my reason for “down sizing” my gear and changing the supplier.
My work is represented worldwide by some of the worlds largest stock agency’s and distributors.
Extremely high on my list of priorities, is that my wildlife pictures show a story and can be used for education, conservation, and preservation, along with all the additional more common uses such as advertising and marketing.
A number of my images are used not only to convey a story but also messages. As well as supporting many published articles and reviews. Hopefully my images will not only help to raise the awareness of what is needed to improve the protection of the subjects and species of the natural world, but also to help make people think about the cleaning up of the worlds environment in every respect. This message needs to be conveyed to everyone, irrespective of age, gender, race, health, education, religion and/or wealth.
Throughout the years, my photographic achievements have gone from strength to strength, resulting in being extremely competitive at a very high and professional level. One of my highest achievements was to win first prize in an international wild life competition. The competition carried one prize, the first prize. The first prize was a two week trip to the Falkland Islands via Santiago in Chile. This was not only awesome but it was also totally free of charge including “Club Class” flights!!
Anyway a little more about me, my background, and my family.
I got married to Carol in 1970 and now we have two superb children with four brilliant grandchildren. Carol has always supported 110% me whilst working both in the music industry, as well as my photography.
My earlier working career was to spend many happy years in the music industry, working in recording studios, post production and mastering studios. In 1979 my wife and l decided to open our own audio mastering facility complete with a factory producing approximately 150,000 pre-recorded audiocassettes per five week. This resulted in being the largest pre-recorded audio-cassette factory outside London and the Home Counties. Our clients included major record companies, publishers, well known artists, largest record companies and publishers, spoken word companies, local bands and government org’s. Following 1984 the factory also introduced the mass production of CD’s and later DVD’s. During the period of 1988 to 1991 l was very highly involved in the transcribing and implementation of the “Copyright & Patent Act 1988″ from the white paper to a practical working document for the music, spoken word and film industries.
In 1998 our mastering facilities became the very first independently owned audio forensic facility to be registered to the UK’s Crown Prosecution Services (CPS), The Police authority’s of GB, The DSS and The Ministry of Defence.
Next came the two FINAL words “Sell Up”. In 2003 l negotiated and completed the sale of our company to a massive organisation who was based in Cheltenham. This now provided me with the opportunity to concentrate on my photography and to transfer from being Semi-professional to professional.
Many thanks, have fun and
“Keep on Clickin”
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