Photography started, for me at least, at a young age. When I was about 5 or 6 years old I can remember being mesmerised by the magic being performed by my Grandad when he shone a bright light at a blank piece of paper and then, for some strange reason I couldn't understand, proceeded to soak it in water. I can still remember being amazed when after a few seconds, not only did the paper not collapse into a pile of mush, a picture started to magically appear.
It would be almost another 20 years before I took my interest far enough to learn how to do this trick myself. By then I had been taking snaps for about 10 years using a compact camera, always sending the film away to be developed. I decided to get myself a "proper" camera and taught myself the basics with some success (and a lot of failures). The first SLR I bought was a Pentax ME super. A City and Guilds photography course soon followed. Over time I upgraded my camera and lenses to the current Canon digital equipment I am currently using.
I decided to return to education in 2014 after an accident at work, and in 2017 I graduated with BA (Hons) degree in Photography & Creative Media and set up a photographic partnership called "Signature Times Photography". You can see what we do at Signature Times Photography Website
Smoke Art & Wildlife - July 2011 (Wildlife & Wetlands Trust, Washington, Tyne & Wear)
AOP Student Awards - July 2015 (theprintspace, London)
Tyne Theatre - Here & Now - Sept 2015 (Tyne Theatre, Newcastle)
Free Range Show - July 2016 (Old Truman Brewery, London)
Moment (Final Degree Show) - June 2016 (Blandfold Square Gallery, Newcastle)
Retina 2017 - June-July 2017 (Summerhall, Edinburgh)