I am 45 and live in Leeds with my wife and two children and I have been studying photography on and off for the past 18 years. I first realised my passion for photography, when I started evening classes at Park Lane College in Horsforth, this was where I first processed black and white film and where I produced my first black and white prints. I will always remember my first print, putting a sheet of photographic paper into a tray of chemicals and the image I had imprinted onto the paper using an enlarger, turned this blank piece of paper into an image I had taken - I was hooked!
My main intention is to take images with a different perspective, to make them as original as I can, so I use various filters, flash guns, fisheye lenses and use long shutter speed timings to create motion blur.
I take my camera everywhere and do not stick to set subjects - I take photos of what I like, whether its by the sea, in the city, in the countryside, at a gig ………
For some of my prints I use quality textured etched paper to give a textured feel, whilst not losing the detail of the image, others which may not suit this paper I use the highest quality Fuji 260gsm.
I have spent time in sourcing the best quality products and tested my images with numerous companies before deciding on the ones I think firstly suits my work and secondly and equally important is to only work with people you believe have the same business principle as yourself, no matter what!
I have my work on sale at 18 different outlets in Yorkshire including Fabrication in Leeds city centre, Harlow Carr and the iconic Record shop, Jumbo records.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my work, I would appreciate any feedback or comments -