This website was created to showcase some of my favourite images, and occasionally provide some information and/or thoughts on three of my favourite things, photography, travel and technology.
I’ve had a passion for photography since my early twenties. Whilst the face of photography has changed dramatically in the last 40 years its essence remain unchanged.
Photography is an art. It’s about finding extra-ordinary in an ordinary place.
I try to make sure that the photographs I take convey some of the emotion I felt at the moment of capture. Some involved a lengthy process waiting for the correct conditions, others quickly snapped as a situation or scene passed me by, but each one was taken for a reason which I always hope is evident to the viewer.
I do not class organised tours and cruises (which unfortunately dominate the travel industry these days) as real travel. Their voyeuristic approach provides little real insight into the countries, places and people you are visiting. By contrast, I prefer to plan and organise everything myself, and always try to make sure I “travel slowly”.
Slow travel is an approach to travel that emphasises connection: to local people, cultures, food and music. It relies on the idea that a trip is meant to educate and have an emotional impact, in the present moment and for the future, while remaining sustainable for local communities and the environment.
Also for me, travel and photography go hand-in-hand, I feel my most creative when in an exotic country immersing myself in a different culture.
I spent much of my working life in the technology sector, and the majority of that designing and developing software systems. I have always been interested in, and enthusiastic about new technology. I am an early adopter and a bit of an Inspector Gadget as a result.