I trained as a pilot at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell flying jets and qualified as a captain on Wessex search and rescue helicopters in the Gulf. However, my professional future was destined to be firmly back on the ground...
In 1976 a chance introduction to Julie Andrews' husband film producer Blake Edwards really kicked off my interest in photography after he invited me onto the set of the Peter Sellers' now classic film 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again' at Shepperton Studios. Stills photographer David Farrell further fired my enthusiasm when, during a break in filming, I was offered a short photo shoot with leading fashion model and 'Bond girl' actress Maud Adams. From that moment on art and photography have always played a major part in my life.
I now live in the beautiful southwest corner of England with my designer and photo-stylist wife Jan. Following a serious illness in 2016 we were forced to leave commercial photography behind us but this now allows me to do what I have always wanted, to concentrate solely on creating art.
I now produce three dimensional collages in addition to a selection of Limited Edition creative images. Most of my artworks employ vintage found and forgotten objects from the Victorian and early 20th Century periods to which I have been able to give new life and meaning. I get huge enjoyment out of creating these one-off pieces crafted from discarded, found or unwanted elements which Jan is expert in sourcing and which then become part of my 'Re-imagined World'.