I was given my first camera when I was around 8 years old and, with much encouragement from my parents, immediately became hooked. This was in the late 1950s when black and white photography was still very much the order of the day, colour being beyond the pocket of most. For the next 35 years or so my efforts were confined to recording family events, holidays and any other odd things that took my fancy. Then it all changed..........
1988 - Captivated by a friend's black and white photographs. Bought Canon EOS outfit
1989 - Set up first darkroom. Joined Sittingbourne Photographic Society
1991 - Joined The Royal Photographic Society and awarded Licentiateship (LRPS)
1994 - Started lecturing and judging in Kent
1995 - Awarded Associateship of The Royal Photographic Society (ARPS). Started entering national exhibitions.
1996 - Started entering international exhibitions.
1998 - Awarded Distinction of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (DPAGB)
1999 - Awarded London Salon Medal. Appointed Premier Judge for the Kent County Photographers Association. Awarded first overseas exhibition medal, in Canada.
2001 - Awarded Fellowship of The Royal Photographic Society (FRPS). Awarded second London Salon Medal. Nominated as a member of The Royal Photographic Society Licentiateship Panel. Founder member of 'Ag Mono', a Kent based discussion group. Joined Ashford Quest Camera Club
2002 - Awarded Artiste de la Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique (AFIAP). Awarded Master distinction of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (MPAGB)
2004 - Appointed national and international judge for the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain
2005 - First one-man exhibition at 'Half a Sixpence', entitled 'As I See It'
2006 - Awarded Excellence de la Federation Internationale de l'Art Photographique (EFIAP). One man exhibition at 'Half a Sixpence' entitled 'Souviens-toi - Remember', a documentary about the ruined French village of Oradour-sur-Glane
2008 - Decided one club membership was enough! Re-joined Sittingbourne Photographic Society. Finally I've been fully dragged into the digital age and closed my darkroom.
2009 - Offered exhibition at the Headquarters of The Royal Photographic Society in Bath for August 2010.
The exhibition, titled 'As I See It' will run from Monday, 2nd. until Friday, 27th. August and will contain a mixture of both silver monochrome and digital colour images covering the 15 years from 1993 and 2008.
2010 - Elected Joint Chairman of Sittingbourne Photographic Society
2009 - Appointed selector for the Royal Photographic Society's 'Tyng Collection', a collection of outstanding visual art prints.
2010 - Launched new club talk/lecture titled 'Just for the Fun of It'
2010 - Joined Invicta Photograhic Club
2011 - Appointed to the Visual Art Associateship and Fellowship Assessment Panel of the Royal Photographic Society and re-appointed to the Licenciate Assessment Panel
2013 - Launched new club talk/lecture titled 'Seeing'
2014 - Invited to join the PermaJet Lecturers team.
2015 - Launched new club/lecture titled 'Back to the Future' (Supported by PermaJet)
2016 - Announced new club/lecture titled 'Choices' - available from January 2017 (Supported by PermaJet)