About Me

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.......... 

 

Timeline

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. Appointed selector for the Royal Photographic Society's 'Tyng Collection', a collection of outstanding visual art prints.
2010 Elected Joint Chairman of Sittingbourne Photographic Society. Launched new club talk/lecture titled 'Just for the Fun of It’. 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.
2014 Judged the 2014 Guernsey Salon of photography.
2014

Announced my first fully PermaJet supported print talk entitled 'Back to the Future' and will comprise mostly monochrome prints.  It'll be ready from January 2016.  Bookings now being taken.

2015

Member of the judging team for the PAGB Awards weekend in Southampton.

Member of the judging team for the PAGB Inter-Club Print Competition

Member of the Judging team for the PAGB Inter-Federation Competition

2016

Announced new talk entitled 'Choices' which will look at the decisions the photographer has to make over and above composition, such as colour or mono, paper choice etc.  Available from January 2017

Presented with the Award for Meritorious Service (APAGB) from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain 'in recognition of outstanding service to affiliated photographic societies and their members'.