In the forty-five years I’ve had cameras, 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’ve may hve gathered, my tone is 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 systems since 1996, and finally went 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.