Photography

Brestovac Tuberculosis Sanatorium Communist-era monuments in the former Yugoslavia Communist-era monuments in Bulgaria London's 'Magnificent 7' Stone flowers Edinburgh Festival Paris Berlin Orkney Islands Edinburgh Black and white Colour Analogue Polaroid Portraiture

Photography is my passion. It is my main means of self-expression and a wonderfully satisfying way to waste time! I've been taking photographs ever since I inherited the family hand-me-down Kodak 126 Instamatic at the age of 10. I still remember my very first film: it was used on a school trip to Chester Zoo. A few years ago I found the photographs from that first roll of film on a trip home to see my parents. It was just a bunch of vaguely giraffe and ostrich shaped fuzzy blobs, but from that very first film I was hooked. I will always be grateful to my mum for giving me that first camera!

Today I love all kinds of photography, from modern digital photography, to Polaroid photography, to old-fashioned conventional analogue photography. Because I love gadgets almost as much as I love photography I use a wide range of equipment… most of my digital photography is done using a Pentax K-3ii DSLR, an Olympus OM-D E-M10 compact system camera (AKA CSC), or a Fujifilm X-E1 CSC with adapters to use legacy lenses from 30, 40 or 50 years ago. When it comes to analogue photography I have a large collection of classic cameras to choose from.

My favourite subjects include portraiture (if you want to be a model please do get in touch!), trees, graveyard and cemeteries (channeling my inner goth!), trees, urban scenes and street photography, and anything old and decaying (maybe I should do more self-portraiture!!). You can visit my Flickr photostream to see my latest photography, and below you can find details of some more edited highlight collections: