I have been interested in photography since childhood, starting out aged eight with a 125 instamatic camera, before progressing into more advanced 35mm compact cameras, then finally SLRs in my teens. Right from the start I combined photography with my love of the outdoors, and my camera has been a companion on many adventures as I walk, climb or paddle through the landscapes of the British Isles.
At first, my photography was largely documentary, a visual diary of events and places, but over the years, the urge to communicate more than just memories has become stronger. I now treat image-making as an aim in its own right. I try to give the viewer a sense of place and time that goes beyond the purely visual, to put them in my shoes at the moment I opened the shutter, engaging senses and emotions in conversation with the landscape.
I live and work on the borders of the Peak District, within sight of the high moors of Bleaklow and Black Hill.