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I started off as an amateur photographer in the late 80s mainly doing portraiture , then in the 90's I decided to go to photographic college and did a diploma. There I did everything from street fashion, social documentary and my main love architecture..I also use to spend a great deal of time in the dark room printing. Whilst at college, I got invited to cover a fashion show in Paris of a well known British fashion designer...and on return they were pleased with the results and leant me the entire collection to photograph. ( Perhaps working with 8 models at once was a little ambitious , even though I did have an assistance) ..After college I had brief work experience with two product photographers, the latter , I learnt more off in two weeks than on my whole course, unfortunately he didn't have full time employment. So I turned pro in 1992 and was fortunate to have my first solo exhibition in London..for the next few years I concentrated mainly on models portfolios and then in 1996 I moved to Japan, In 1997 I had an exhibition of my work sponsored by the British Arts Council and a major Japanese Store in Nagoya , Japan. On the opening day a top Japanese photographer who I had got to know the previous year surprised me and made a fleeting visit on the opening day. I returned to England, and worked with one model on and off for a year. I then decided to move in a completely different direction and became an interior designer and landscape gardener finding worn out properties, and giving them a new lease of life. This felt more challenging, so apart from photographing projects I was renovating, I did not touch my camera for 7 years ..in the past I would put my camera down and not touch it, the longest prior to that was 2 years until I went to Spain, where it was impossible not to be inspired. In 2006, I briefly returned to photography but the majority of time was spent as an interior designer/landscape gardener which I still do.
Currently working in property field..
I have taken the steps of freezing all my film as it seems unlikely that for the foreseeable future I will be in a position to return to photography. This could be quite a lengthy period ( it already over a year since I last took any images ). So if you were hoping to eventually work with me, apologies..I don't like wasting peoples time..so if you wish to remove yourself from my friendship list that is not a problem n I would not be offended..though naturally would be happy for you to remain on my list of friends.