I have been an active photographer for thirty years and combined a love of walking and trekking the high mountains of the World with a passion for the people and places I visit.
I have a high contrast and vivid graphical style that is due to my rather impaired eyesight and the fact that I often find the pictures I take more vivid than my initial memory or view of the subject. The camera is often a path to discovery of the beauty defined in the image.
My technical understanding of photography from dark room to mastering very difficult lighting conditions means that I often push the limit of what is possible in the 35mm format ensuring that the images captured are high quality and capable of large scale enlargement. ( at least I try hard to do that ! )
I use a variety of Pentax Bodies and lenses, some manual like a trusted old LX, some automatic like the Pentas ist and recently digital bodies such as the PENTAX K20D, K5 and now the K3 which at 24 Megapixels now more than matches the film.