As a teenager I experienced a defining moment that would shape my life-long interest in photography. Michelangelo Antonioni’s, 1966 film ‘Blow up’.

Here, for the first time I saw the magic of working in a darkroom and the glamour of 1960s photography. I saved up my pocket money and having read many copies of the Amateur Photographer, I bought my first 35mm SLR, a Practika, which I still own. My father helped me build a darkroom in the loft – which was a bit difficult, as there was no running water there! But nevertheless, I experimented with film processing and monochrome printing as well as dipping into Cibachrome. I joined Bath Photographic Society when I was in the sixth form, where I learnt about composition, the Royal Photographic Society, and could only marvel at the high standard of darkroom printing by club members. Back then removing dust spots was the usual comment of the judge.

I belong to the Visual Art, Digital Imaging and Contemporary Groups of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), and Kingston Camera Club.

I like all genres of photography and gained my LRPS a good few years ago. Recently I was awarded the ARPS in the Contemporary genre, exploring the concept of "Incongruity".

During my journey between the LRPS and ARPS, I gained the CPAGB from the Photographic Association of Great Britain and the BPE2* from the British Photographic Exhibitions.

My images have had acceptances in both national and international salons.

I am a Camera Club Judge, accredited by the Surrey Photographic Association (SPA)

I am also the secretary of the SPA.