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 resident of a local camera club, and invited me to show my work on my return. When 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 freelance member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists and achieved ARPS distinction on joining the Royal Photographic Society. I've twice been lucky enough to be invited to exhibit in regional art centres and sell framed prints online through Artfinder website.