A Little About Me!
I was born in Thornaby-on-Tees, North Yorkshire on Christmas Day 1949.
O boy, where has the time gone? Apart from Northbumberland, Whitby is probably one of my most favourite places in the country and I holiday there frequently/ Alas it was a place that I went with my last dog, Cindy Lou, who sadly died a little while ago. Now I have a new companion a Patterdale named Tess.
Sometimes I rise at 3:00am to get to a location for what photographers call 'The Golden Hour'. In my case because I live in the east, this means sunrise. It isn't so bad, at least I get to go home andsleep when I've finished a shoot.
I’ve done many things in my life and none that I can honestly say I’ve regretted. I played in a group in the 60’s and early 70’s, and even turned professional for a while. Oh, what happy, groovy fun loving days they were, and the tales I could tell. If I had a mind to repeat them, that is.
But, there comes a time in every mans life when he has to put away such childish things.
The birth of my daughter saw to that and so I said goodbye to touring and the devil may care life. I looked around for a more civilised existence and joined the Royal Air Force where I served for a few years before entering into civvy life again.
After a few jobs doing different things, I decided to start my own business. My family have always worked for themselves so self employment was nothing new. It was hard work, and not a lot of time for myself, that's for sure. But I enjoyed it.
In 2010, I moved to Northumberland to work and have lived here ever since. I retired in December of 2014, and moved to Warkworth in March 2015. Probably the best move I ever made. It is like being on holiday every day. It was then that I decided to take up photography and like everything I have done in my life I put my heart and soul into it.
It would seem, or so I have been told by a very good friend of mine who is himself a professional seascape photographer and who travels the world in his profession, that I have a natural talent for photography.
I would like to think so. I have had some of my work published in magazines as well as winning competitions and my stuff is regularly being shown on TV. But it's not about making money. I do it because I enjoy it. Maybe I should have taken it up years ago and like Charlie would have been travelling the world doing what I enjoy.
I get out and about most days, either taking photographs or just strolling along the river that runs through the village, or along the seashore with
Tess. Well, life’s too short to just sit around doing nothing, isn’t it? Enjoy life while you can is my motto – and I do.
Well, that’s me in a nutshell, I guess. I hope you enjoy my work and If you want to leave a comment then please do. If you’d like to get in touch, then I’d like that too. And if you like my photos, then why not buy one to hang on your wall. I love taking photograph. I don't take photos to make money. I take them because I enjoy doing so. Anything I earn from doing so I donate to my favourite charity the, ROYAL AIR FORCE BENEVOLENT FUND, which I think is a great charity - but then again I would, wouldn't I? Being ex RAF.