Photography was an early love of mine. As a child I had a little green plastic camera that clipped over one side of a 35mm cartridge. The camera’s viewfinder was created by folding out two delicate plastic rectangles – it was not designed to last!
I didn’t get much pocket money as a child so had to carefully consider each frame that I shot which often meant not developing a roll of film for weeks or even months. I moved on to using a ‘proper camera’, a Minolta SLR for GCSE and A-Level which I still had to use sparingly. Digital has changed all that, but it’s still a useful reminder that each and every shot should count – more isn’t necessarily better!
At the same time as loving photography, I also had a passion for problem-solving and technical design. My family is made up of artists on my mother’s side and engineers on my dad’s. I opted for the technical route and left University with a Masters degree in Mechanical Design Engineering.
Following many happy years in Engineering working for a variety of large and small design and manufacturing companies, I needed a change. These days I’m out and about, meeting nice people and finally have a dog. And obviously, taking pictures..!