My interest in photography had been merely as an admirer of great pictures until 2005, when the opportunity to trek to Everest Base Camp arose, and I was inspired to try to capture the awesome splendour of the Himalaya. My photography tutor happened to be president of a local camera club, and invited me to show my work on my return. I did. It was suggested that as I was raising money for charity some of the pictures were saleable. My first exhibition took place over 2 nights and secured orders for 53 framed prints.
I was hooked! I now work commercially as a photographer as well as having a portfolio of other income earning roles, which includes journalism. I'm a member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists and achieved ARPS distinction on joining the Royal Photographic Society. I've twice been invited to solo exhibit in regional art centres. I sell framed prints online through Artfinder website and license images to commercial buyers through a gallery.