I started to make photographs in my early teens but, as with many folk, work and family interrupted my photographic progress although I always made family pictures.
For various reasons, work and private, I have moved around and when living in a new place looked for a Photographic Society to join where I always found a warm welcome and quickly made friends, receiving help and encouragement from many people.
I have been a photographic judge on the N&EMPF panel for many years, and although not a highly competitive person have enjoyed entering competitions from time to time, achieving a little success but I have never pursued the achieving of letters although I have an LRPS and CPAGB.
My overriding photographic interest is monochrome, hence membership of the Print Project, and I really enjoy the regular meetings and preparing images for the exhibitions. Quite a few years ago I was delighted to be asked to join the GAMMA group of photographers which is northern based in Bradford (like going home since I was born and raised in Keighley not far from Bradford) and I have served as Chair of GAMMA.
I am a member of Keyworth Camera Club where I am presently the Programme Secretary and lead the Monochrome Group. I am a member of the Leica Society and UPP and participate in postal circles in both of those organisations.
My main themes nowadays are those of Street Photography, infra-red and the production of personal work rather than club competition work.