|I became interested in photography in my late teens, at the same time as I started outdoor activities, starting off with a Halina Paulette 35mm camera. I used to click away merrily without much thought to composition, eventually accumulating hundreds of colour slides, most of which were absolute rubbish. Once I started on black & white and began printing my own photographs, I very soon realised that things would have to improve if I wasn't to spend hours in the darkroom printing this absolute rubbish.|
I began to think a bit more, looking around for different viewpoints etc., and trying to visualise the end result before pressing the shutter, and results quickly improved. I progressed to my first SLR camera, a Practika Nova (which I still have), then a second-hand Pentax Spotmatic. After this was stolen I bought my first Olympus OM1, and I've stuck to these excellent cameras ever since for 35mm work. In recent years I've used a Bronica SQ outfit (6x6cm) for most of my monochrome work.
Update, June 2014. I stopped using film a long while ago and now use Nikon D300 DSLR, and a D200 for timelapse photography.
Here is a selection of my favourites that I've taken over the years - hope you like them. I will change or add to these on an irregular basis, check the What's New page.
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