Born in Karachi I am a British photographer who has been practicing for 38 years. Fortunate to have a father who worked for the then British Foreign and Commonwealth Office my birth place was the start of an amazing journey. Rotating into a new country every three years or so.
The Polaroid camera borrowed from my father became my fascination and enjoyment. This was soon complemented with an early Yashica 35mm film camera and the progression then moved from a Canon AE-1 to a Nikon F2 film camera, a robust work horse most favoured by photographers around the word.
My experience as a photographer has allowed me to cover many varied assignments. I have worked as a photo journalist, editorial, documentary and aerial photographer. I have experience in the landscape as well as photographing people.
About 15 years ago I started making books and have published numerous to date.
Recent adventures have included China and I have been fascinated by the changes occurring across this great country. I have been fortunate to visit the provinces of Guizhou, Gansu, Sichuan and Beijing, a process of exploration I will continue with.
Having made a transition to digital cameras starting with the Nikon D1 and progressing through new technological advances, the D800 etc.
I recently got to grips with the iPad and all that has to offer for images makers.
Digitalisation and innovation has allowed all sorts of magnificent advances as we all become global communicators.
For my part I have always been fascinated with technology, however I recently am being re engaged with a Wista 4x5 field camera and my trusty Hasselblad 500cm. Large and medium format cameras respectively as whilst not mainstream both produce images of a singular and unique quality which whilst are being mimicked by their digital counterparts will never quite be beaten.
A believer in you can never stop learning I am currently studying for an MA in photography.
When I have time I enjoy ruralist activities and travel.