My passion for photography developed from my love of aviation. I was born in the Royal Air Force. Even after my parents left the Air Force, I spent (and still spend) many hours at the end of runways, or in the middle of roundabouts, or on grass verges on the perimeters of airports pointing my camera upwards at approaching and departing aircraft. I’ll take this opportunity to thank the many friends and family who have come along with me enduring hours of boredom to assist me with my mobility as I took photos of airplane after airplane.
It was my love and passion for aviation which inspired my photography, and allowed my competence with my camera, skills and techniques to develop and grow over the years.
I grew up with a number of talented artists around me as a child, Grandad worked as a Lithographer, and in his spare time painted. Grandad was also a keen photographer and would even develop his own photographs back in the days of the dark room.
I never met Grandfather, however the paintings hanging on the walls of Grandma’s house which he had painted inspired my young imagination.
I also took inspiration from my Aunty and Mother who are also very capable artists, I watched as they drew and painted and have adapted and transferred some of the techniques learnt through watching and listening to them into my own work.
I also enjoy creating Digital 3D Artwork, a technique which I learnt whilst studying at Leeds Metropolitan University. I use this as a form of art to express some of my inner thoughts. You can see some of this 3D Artwork here in the form of the somewhat biographical series called ‘Adventures Of The Caveman’.