Having a camera creates a sense of purpose and challenges me to constantly look for new locations locally or elsewhere.
I was around 12 years old when I first experienced the magical feeling of taking an image and processing it in near darkness followed by the strong pungent aroma from the chemicals ! I still have the image somewhere……..
I often find myself visualising the scene or subject matter in front me with a two dimensional image in mind and perhaps converting it to black & white or toning it for good measure.
I have been fortunate enough to serve all over the world with the Armed Forces recording my experiences through my images whenever I could.
Despite travelling the world with the forces my roots are firmly in UK and yes I love the climate encompassed with all the seasons …… they offer a photographer such variety !
My favourite colour swings from blue to green depending on the background of the image and is reminiscent of spring and the birth of something new and creative.