UK - British Institute of Professional Photography - BIPP
I am a photographer from Hull that specialises in Wildlife.
I work shifts as an Customer Experience Engineer at my local telecommunications company and in my spare time I am travelling near and far to photograph wildlife.
I have always enjoyed photography and loved wildlife but when I went on my dream trip to Africa in 2004, I started to take the two more seriously.
My passion for wildlife has taken me around the world and there is nothing I love doing more and I try hard to show that passion through my images.
I spend hours in the field and what some people don’t understand is that some feelings you get are priceless…it is a true blessing to be able to take the time to sit and watch wildlife let alone photograph it. Sometimes it’s more important to experience the moment rather than miss it taking photos.
There is no better feeling than having those magical moments that will probably never be repeated but stay with you forever. These are the moments that come back to me when looking at my images and make me smile and feel so lucky in doing what I do.
I started entering competitions six years ago when i joined 3 of the UK's Photographic Societies. This pushed me as a photographer and I gained a lot of experience. Two years ago I started to enter International Salons to see where my images stood amongst the world of amazing photographers and in the 2 years, to challenge myself, I have entered some of the major worldwide Wildlife competitions and worked my way to some accreditations.
I have been awarded Wildlife Photographer of the Year with the MPA, the Guild of Photographers & The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photography. My "Underwater Gannets" image has won the Open Natural World and Wildlife category and the UK National award in the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. It has also won me "People’s Choice Award" and shortlisted in the Bird Photographer of the Year Awards and more recently received Silver in the World Photographic Cup.
Knowing that someone else appreciates your work is a bonus and having images published in books, magazines, newspapers as well having images hanging in homes is a truly amazing feeling.
“Photographing Wildlife is an adventure but most of all a privilege”
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list”
FBIPP, FMPA, ARPS, CPAGB, ASINWP, ANPS, AFIAP, QPSA, CrGP