On a professional level my work has been widely published throughout the world in magazines, newspapers and books. A few examples are the Washington Post, The Telegraph and Guardian Newspapers. Other examples are Trail Magazine, Countryfile Magazine, Outdoor Photography Magazine and the BBC Wildlife Magazine. I have also licensed images to various book publishers such as the Front Cover of the book Outdoor Survival by Lofty Wiseman (Collins). Some other examples are Ramblers Best Walks in Britain (Collins), Navigators Ancient Rome (Kingfisher) and The Most Amazing Places to Walk in Britain (Readers Digest).
An active interest in outdoor activities such as hill walking, rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, skiing and bushcraft has had a strong influence on my photography providing me with some great opportunities to capture some wonderful situations. Indeed photography has been a passion for over 20 years and since gaining a C&G distinction in landscape photography has developed to include a range of environmental and wildlife subject areas. As a photographer capturing that fleeting moment of light upon a landscape that will never be exactly the same again, or revealing the subtle natural details that have always been a part of our natural world but are often overlooked is a challenge I enjoy immensely.
For many years I was also a member of the Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team and as well as being a group leader I also completed a research programme which investigated the training and assessment carried out by the team. As a result I developed new search and rescue training manuals and designed training log books based upon the Mountain Rescue Council's national training guidelines.
My photographic and technical writing skills played an important part in these developments and I went on to gain a BA (Hons) Degree in Education. Education I feel plays an essential part in expanding our understanding of the true value of the natural world as well as highlighting the need to protect it from the relentless pace of commercially driven development. I hope that some of the images on this website will portray a little of the beauty and splendour of our natural world and perhaps in a small way will reveal just how important this world is to all of us.