I am originally from the north-west of England, in Manchester for the punk explosion of 1977-78, then moving to New York in 81, before settling in London in 1986. I was given a Kodak Instamatic as a kid. I bought a Yashica SLR when I was 18, used it for a few years, even learned some darkroom techniques - I remember frequenting a lot of graveyards and taking moody shots. But then it got left behind and forgotten about in the hurly burly of growing up. I didn’t pick another camera up till about 2010, when I bought a second-hand “point and shoot”, which gave birth to a renaissance of my love of photography. But, the true constant in my life has been a love of music, especially music heard live: from my first gig in 1971, all the way through to last year, when the Great Silence befell us and all our favourite jazz haunts went dark. Finally, mid way through 2021, I'm about to start gigging and snapping once more. Stay tuned to www.transientlife.uk. Cheerio.