My photography is mostly about travel, expeditions, heritage, landscape and wildlife. My work has been used in a variety of books and magazines, I sell limited edition prints and I’ve won a few competitions along the way, including the Sri Lankan national photographic competition, the prize for which was a return visit to that beautiful, friendly and tragic island.
In the near half-century in which I’ve been waving cameras at the world, I’ve photographed geysers and volcanoes in Iceland, Mountain Gorillas (and more volcanoes) in Rwanda and Congo and the wonders of Egypt past and present. I’ve cycled across Central Africa, Europe, Iceland and the Rockies and have motorcycled around much of Europe and bits of North America, always with a camera or three to hand. I’ve also spent much gentler times immersed in the heritage and landscapes of my native Scotland, my long-time home of England and my adopted France, creating a photographic library of their heritage and scenery. I also write a bit, and on a variety of topics. As you may gather from my blog, my tone tends to the less than entirely serious, for which I blame both natural inclination and the years I spent absorbing the humour and outlook of my friend and colleague, the late, great Douglas Adams.
I’ve been using digital cameras alongside film since 1996, finally going fully digital in 2004. Having spent a decade transferring my darkroom skills (such as they were) to software, I can at least now absent-mindedly switch on the light without losing a day’s work. I use mostly Olympus equipment for its toughness, compactness and lens quality.