My first real passion was painting and drawing from around nine years old. Later on I started taking photos starting with an old 110 film camera. But it wasn’t until I started my Graphic Design Diploma that I really became interested in photography. We used fully manual Pentax K1000 (I still have one) with grainy film. I remember loving being in the darkroom developing the photos. I had some success with a pin hole camera made from a shoe box. I still enjoy the processing side of photography now but I strive to keep the images true to what I saw at the time.
My Graphic Design career took off and photography was always a part of that. I’ve spent a lot of my leisure time mountain biking and walking in the Dark Peak. I bought an early point and shoot digital camera but my love of photography was rekindled when I eventually bought my first Digital SLR in 2007. I continue to be a busy Art Director with one of the UK’s leading technology based e-learning companies.
I’m delighted to have twice been Commended in the prestigious ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year’ competition.
2015 Landscape Photographer of the Year. Commended and published in Collection 9.
2012 Landscape Photographer of the Year. Commended and published in Collection 6.
2011 Landscape Photographer of the Year. Shortlisted.
Clients and Published
- AA Publishing – Landscape Photographer of the Year
- Buxton Museum & Art Gallery
- Unify Business Solutions Ltd
- Digital Photographer Magazine – Vistas article
- Philip Gatward Photography
- Northern Eye Books
- Immediate Media Company Bristol Limited (BBC Wildlife Magazine)
- Sheffield Business Park
- Long Valley Books
- Elevation Recruitment
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Other Peak District photographers.
With the Peak District being surrounded by large population centres, it’s not surprising there are many talented photographers. In fact, some of the popular and accessible locations can get quite busy around sunrise and sunset. Here are just some of those inspiring photographers, some of whom I’ve met and a few who have become good friends through a shared love of this National Park.