Panoramic of San Francisco Bay
I was born in England during the "swinging sixties" to a war hero father and creative mother.
One of my earliest memories is of my father instructing me on how to hold a camera to take a photo of him and my mother at the seashore on vacation. My father encouraged my ongoing interest in his hobby and that started a lifelong journey in photography.
After college (1990) I started my career as a newspaper photographer using 35mm, moving to Nikon digital in 2004. With digital photography my interest in Photoshop commenced and I have continued to update my post production skill set with Photoshop, Lightroom and Muse (website design)
My involvement in stock imagery started in 1993 and over the following 25+ years I have amassed a library of more than 50,000 high quality images serving photo agencies, travel magazines travel guides and a variety of lifestyle and business magazines worldwide.
I am grateful for the many opportunities I receive as a photographer in advertising, travel & tourism, editorial, local/national news, aviation and corporate wall decor sales.
In 2012 my wife and I moved to Sarasota FL and in 2016 I earned my Commercial UAV drone Pilot's license operating a DJI Inspire 1.
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