Born in the North West of England during late 1957, I soon followed in my father's footsteps as a keen photographer and in the spring of 1971 became the proud owner of my first Canon camera, an AT-1 35mm SLR (Single Lens Reflex).
As a photographer I had a desire to shoot only one subject: Aviation and at the age of 15 quickly learned darkroom skills allowing me to sell Black & White photographs to fellow aviation enthusiasts at Manchester's Ringway Airport making enough money to fund my photographic progression.
My Canon collection grew and by 19 and now serving as a full time member of the Royal Air Force I purchased my first "Pro" camera ... the Canon F-1 and soon after that the F-1N, an awesome piece of precision engineering.
Life moves on and by 1986 I had sold my first photograph commercially to Helicopter International after specialising in military aviation. From that point I never looked back with many images being seen worldwide throughout the international Aviation Press. I was quite happy selling my images to two magazines but the editor's wanted more ... at first it was a few lines to support the image but that changed to writing articles pages long. By 1989 I was really a photo journalist rather than just a photographer but it did open more doors.
The mid 80's also saw me complete a number of City & Guilds distinctions in photography and in November 1990 I was awarded a Licentiateship (LRPS) with the Royal Photographic Society (RPS).
In 1991 I was also awarded a Licentiateship (LBIPP) with the British Institute of Professional Photography. April 2004 saw me achieve an upgrade to Associateship (ARPS) with the RPS and in 2006 became a regional photographic judge with Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF). August 2012 I was my biggest achievement with the award of Associateship (Aviation - Applied & Technical) with the BIPP. Finally 2011 also saw me turn full time professional as a Wedding photographer.
In the past 45 years I have moved from the manual Canon F-1N, through the EOS-1 auto-focus film era and have firmly made my mark in the Canon digital era using two very trusty professional Canon cameras; namely the EOS 1D Mk3 and EOS 1D Mk4. Putting these cameras with Canon's outstanding range of "L" series EF lenses
I have been able to produce superb imagery and in my opinion nothing has comes close to Canon's Pro quality.
Please now take time to view a selection of my images ... HERE all thanks to Canon Inc.