A bit about me

My first experiences of photography were as a young boy being given a little 35mm point and shoot camera, I loved to take images with it and it was even better when the films came back – that moment of unwrapping the Klick developed pack of 6 x 4 photos with my mum. I’m not sure my parents were so keen at the amount of film I would go through and you can imagine the excitement when digital cameras came out – turning expensive film into a quick money saver for them. I’m very lucky to have had such supportive parents and it has helped me develop my photography from the old slightly blurred images as an 8 year old to the great images I can capture for you today. Things have really come a long way since then.

I live in The Peak District national park with my little family, Jess is my long suffering wife, Robyn has to put up with my dad jokes and Joey the dog can often be found in my shadow at home. My family are very much my world and you can often find me capturing our life from behind the camera when I’m not in there enjoying the fun. This photo was one that my mum took of us (I set my camera up for her [wink]) to go into part of a wider project doing Bamford Doorstep Portraits during Coronavirus lockdown 1.0. So here you have Jess, Robyn, Joey and me (I’m the guy in the ‘Eleven’ Stranger Things jumper just in case that wasn’t obvious [laugh]).

Just for fun, here are a few marmite bits about me….

Loves in my life – but not in any particular order:
My wife, our family, our friends, our dogs, my cameras, real ale, sunshine, the sound of the sea and the rain, thunderstorms, Apple, Bradfield Brewery, rugby, cycling, golf, a good scary film, Downton Abbey and the days of yesteryear, gadgets and toys, barbecues, holidays, time to chill out, the smell of fresh cut grass, squash, tennis, photography, wildlife, red wine, open log fires, DIY, music, David Bowie, Chris Stapleton, Nashville, Moonshine, Whisky, Ashgate Hospicecare, Marmite, Dark Rum, Stranger Things, being a wedding photographer, Bamford Edge, The Peak District.

Things I don’t like so much (hate seems a bit strong):
Marrows, cucumbers, courgettes, traffic, being cold and wet, ironing, slow broadband connections (come on BT please help me on this one), negativity & mood hoovers, going to the gym in summer, bad parking, sticky hands, warm gin & tonic.

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