I trained as a pilot at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell flying jets and qualified as a captain on Wessex search and rescue helicopters in the Gulf. However, my professional future was destined to be firmly back on the ground…
In 1976 a chance introduction to Julie Andrews’ husband film producer Blake Edwards really kicked off my interest in photography after he invited me onto the set of the Peter Sellers’ now classic film ‘The Pink Panther Strikes Again’ at Shepperton Studios. Stills photographer David Farrell further fired my enthusiasm when, during a break in filming, I was offered a short photo shoot with leading fashion model and ‘Bond girl’ actress Maud Adams. From that moment on art and photography have always played a major part in my life.
I now live in the beautiful southwest corner of England with my designer and photo-stylist wife Jan. Following a serious illness in 2016 we were forced to leave commercial photography behind us but this now allows me to concentrate solely on creating art from my studio in Devon.
For my manipulated images I usually shoot basic high resolution photographs, remove unwanted and otherwise distracting elements and then add various textures and more ‘appropriate’ elements to achieve simple but highly visual artworks. I only offer very Limited Editions of my work to keep it relatively exclusive and most pieces are restricted to between 10 and 20 copies.
Read more about my work on my website.