I have been taking photographs for over 40 years with various levels of success but only the in last 5 years have I found a reawakening of my passion for photography. For 4 of those years I was fortunate to live in China and used photography as a means of escape from the pressures of work in such an intense country. However, as my original passion was b+w landscapes - not so easy to find in a city! - I found myself outside my comfort zone taking in the streets and livestyles of Shanghai and the people in and around the cities I visited. Using both digital colour and b+w film I have returned to my native UK with renewed vigour to explore further with my cameras, not just my b+w landscape work but into areas of documentary and story telling.