I am an ex-teacher of German and French with no formal photographic training whatsoever. Probably shows. My wife, Margret, and I share our time between Scarborough on England's east coast and a small village, Grieth am Rhein, close to the Dutch border in Germany.
The land built and unbuilt is what I photograph.
I would like my photographs to be able to say: “Look, this is what where we live looks like. It is often beautiful but it is also often a mess. If it is a mess it's because of what we have done to it. Despite that it is never less than fascinating. Get out there, be in it, look closely at it, be interested in it. After all, it's all we've got. Maybe we can even get ourselves to love it enough to, who knows, start to look after it properly”