I am a photographer of the outdoors - landscapes, skies and other subjects, including those made by humankind in a range of contexts, rural and urban
I am interested in patterns, light and shade, textures, shapes and forms that black & white images can capture so well
I make my photographs using black & white film in formats from 35 mm to 5x4" and make prints on photographic papers in a conventional darkroom
Increasingly, I am interested in making portfolios of coherent work with a common theme and sometimes a narrative; there is more information on projects under the 'projects' tab
I am largely self-taught, having been interested in photography since my late teens and early twenties. However, I have had important instruction and mentoring from professional acquaintances and friends in recent times
I am based in East Lothian, in southeastern Scotland.
Winton Hill, evening, autumn 2010