You could say that photography is in my blood. My father and grandfather were both keen amateur photographers plus my grandfather also worked at Ilford, the black and white film and paper company. As a youngster I was usually to be found with a camera in hand and justifiably earned the affectionate nickname of "David Bailey" in the family.
This early creativity and interest grew and saw me study History of Art and Architecture at university. This love of history and architectural design shows still in my landscape images as I have a tendency to include historical and modern buildings within the landscapes I photograph.
My passion for photography has continued to grow in the 30 years since I first picked up a camera. The creative possibilities provided by the digital technology now available has led me to where I am now, providing professional photographic services and selling my fine art images in a variety of media. In October 2016, I gained the distinction of Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS).
I endeavour to capture my images in-camera only using post processing to optimise the image with minimal adjustments - colour balance, exposure and contrast plus converting to black and white - much in the same way photographers of old processed in the dark room.
I have been very fortunate in having lived in three different countries over the past 13 years. In 2003 my family moved from Scotland to Singapore which afforded me some fantastic travel photography opportunities including many destinations within Australia plus Cambodia. I have been exploring mainland Europe while based in The Netherlands for seven years having returned to Europe in 2010 but since July 2017 have been back in the North East of Scotland.
Commercially I have spent the last 6 years building up a busy interiors photography business. I help hotels and guest houses to showcase their spaces as well as helping property clients to increase their perceived value and speed up the rental and sales by enticing viewings with stunning but realistic images.
I have also spent a lot of time over the last few years teaching workshops for beginner photographers both individually and as part of PhotgraphySchool.NL while based in The Hague. Now back in Scotland I hope to continue to help and inspire people to get the best out of their cameras.
The Societies "Our Colourful World": 3rd Place Oct 2016 "Mona Lisa"
Haarlem Photo Club Spring Competition 2015: Commended "Tulips"
Societies Great Outdoors: Highly Commended 2013 "Cathedral Rocks, Yosemite"
David Noton Provence Landscapes: WInner 2012 "Sunset at Cassis"
David Noton Jurassic Coast Landscapes: Runner Up 2011 "Durdle Door Moonrise"
RPS BeNeLux Chapter Exhibition, Royal Photographic Society, Fenton House, Bath
Joint Exhibition with Nicole Neda Farschi (painter), Brugman Gallery, Voorburg
"PhotoOp, Den Haag", Victor Laurentius Gallery, Den Haag
Rotterdam International Art Fair, St Laurenskerk, Rotterdam
"FOUR", FOUR, PhotographySchool.NL studios, Den Haag
"Through The Eyes of Women", Artists International Netherlands (AIN), Scheveningen
"Landscapes Near and Far" Solo Exhibition at the BSN Language Centre, Den Haag
"Dutch Landscapes as seen by the visitor's eye" Exhibition, Bibliotheek Den Haag & Outpost Dec 2013
Royal Photographic Society, Overseas Chapters Exhibition,
Express Estate Agency
First Photographics, Kintore
British Embassy Residence, The Hague
Number One, Plymouth
Yachthotel Christina Onassis, Rotterdam
Yachthotel Maria Callas, Rotterdam
Sonar Appartementen, Scheveningen
Haagse Toren / The Hague Tower
The British School In The Netherlands
RPS BeNeLux Chapter Magazine
Royal Photographic Society Journal
Cotswold Essence Magazine
Going Dutch Magazine
The British School In The Netherlands internal literature