My career as a pilot started on Jet Provosts at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell and ended flying Wessex search and rescue helicopters in the Gulf, but my future lay not up in the air but firmly back on the ground...
When I was seven Dad gave me his wartime Kodak 'Bullet' camera but many years later a chance introduction to Julie Andrews' husband film producer Blake Edwards in 1976 really kicked off my passion for photography after he invited me onto the set of the Peter Sellers' classic "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" at Shepperton Studios. Stills photographer David Farrell further fired my enthusiasm when, during a break in filming, I was offered a short photo shoot with leading fashion model and actress Maud Adams. From that moment on photography has played a major part in my life.
Now based in Torquay in South Devon, UK, I mainly shoot architectural and interiors but living in one of the most beautiful parts of the country also gives me a great opportunity to record South Devon’s rich and diverse landscape and the people who live and visit there.
I am regularly commissioned to work for leading estate agents, developers and businesses in Tor Bay and the South Hams producing images for advertising and marketing.
My aim is to give pleasure through the images I create.
In the early 1990's I formed a successful corporate video production company 'Over The Moon Productions Limited' using U-matic and other steam-driven equipment of the day where I produced commercial, promotional corporate and public service videos receiving an award for excellence from the Institute of Public Relations along the way.
As of now (August 2013) I am researching equipment and software with a view to re-establishing myself as an active filmmaker.