My interest in photography began when I joined the Danum Grammar School Camera Club in Doncaster. Under the guidance of my chemistry teacher, Keith Adamson MSc FRPS, I was taught how to develop black and white films and make darkroom prints. My work is now totally digital.
In 1971 I joined the Royal Photographic Society and gained the Licentiate distinction in 1972 followed by the Associateship in 1980. From 1996 to 2009 I was the Society’s regional organiser for Yorkshire. I was a Trustee and Council Member of the Society from 2010 – 2017, Chair of the RPS Exhibitions Committee and assisted in the development of the RPS/Open University distance learning course. I am a former Panel Member and Chair of the Licentiate Distinction Panel. At the National Media Museum in Bradford, I set up a Volunteer Group, preparing the RPS Collection for digitisation.
Awarded the RPS Fenton Medal & Honorary Life Membership for outstanding service to the work of The Royal Photographic Society
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
I don’t specialise in any particular branch of photography, but I do like to work on a series of images rather than single masterpieces. These sets of images are sometimes as few as three, sometimes on-going depending on the subject. Photographic history is another one of my interests and I am currently researching the life and work of a local photographer.