based in stonehaven in north east scotland i came to photography relatively late in my life. i have always appreciated good images, iconic ones mostly, portraits, news images etc ones which made me think a little.
having had a few film cameras in the 90’s including an Olympus mju and the use of my dads praktica sir before that, the use of the sir gave me an appreciation of working with depth of field. it would be some years later when i bought my first digital slr in 2006, again an Olympus before I got to delve into that again. after a few years i moved to canon, first the 7d and purchased a couple of lenses for it. as my lens line up grew eventually I moved to full frame, my first one being the Canon 1Dx, then the 5D Mark iv. As of September 2019 I have now sold almost all of my Canon equipment and thrown my lot in with Sony and now have the flagship sony a9 and a7riii full frame cameras.
joining Mearns Camera Club in stonehaven in 2007 improved my photography immeasurably. with club photography at mearns, its not possible to concentrate on one type of photography, our competitions demand a level of ability across many genres, hence my fairly diverse portfolio of images.
finalist Scottish landscape photographer of the year 2015
commended Scottish landscape Photographer of the year 2016
highly commended Scottish landscape Photographer of the year 2017
shortlisted outdoor photographer of the year 2018
finalist Scottish landscape photographer of the year 2018