I graduated from Blackpool and the Fylde college in 1997 with a BA (Hons) degree in Photography. I became a medical photographer after leaving college until I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007. Although this was a great shock it allowed me to carry on with my passion to photograph flowers.
In 2011 I became a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography. I now mentor, assess and judge on behalf of the BIPP all of which I thoroughly enjoy. I believe passionately in passing on skills and experience to others especially those new to the industry.
I have an ‘obsession’ for old Russian lenses because of the Bokeh they produce, and I'm also a big fan of Lensbaby. My current equipment is a Nikon D800E and a Fuji X-T2. I love to experiment with Scanography (taking pictures with a scanner) and these images have proven to be very popular.
I have won multipal awards over the years including category winner, finalist, and highly commeded in Internation Garden Photographer of the Year. I have also been a finalist in the AOP Open and a Gold, Silver and Bronze award winner at the BIPP yearly awards. My work has been featured in magazines including Black and White Photography magazine, International Garden Photographer books, and on various websites.