About Me

I was born and brought up in Guernsey in the Channel Islands and even in those early days spent most of my time outdoors with my father. He encouraged my interest in wildlife and appreciation of beautiful scenery and taught me to respect nature. From a very young age I started taking photographs and I later discovered that my grandmother was a keen photographer over 100 years ago, followed by my uncle who was an aerial reconnsaissance photographer in WW2. So I like to think my passion for photography is hereditary.

I have been inspired by a number of photographic contacts whose encouragement have given me the confidence to be brave and stretch my boundaries (No gain without pain !). As a result, for a long time I exhibited regularly in Photo Exhibitions all over the UK and internationally. In 2007, I gained my Associateship from the Royal Photographic Society and my DPAGB from the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. But most exciting of all, in October 2007, I had my image of a Flying Fish accepted in the Shell BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at the Natural History Museum, as runner up in the Animal Behaviour - Other section, which I was absolutely thrilled about, not least of which because competition was extremely stiff : there being over 32,000 entries that year. I subsequently gained my 4 star rating from the PSA (Photographic Society of America) in the Nature Division, and was very honoured to win the 2008 PSA Best Mammal award (for the Leopard with Vervet Kill).

For me, travel, wildlife and photography are inextricably linked. My father urged me to travel, so as soon as I could fly the nest, I was gone ! Before long my appetite was whet and travel has become my addition. I am often asked if I have a favourite place in the world. This is a very difficult question as the answer is continually changing ! Antarctica is undoubtedly the most incredible place I have visited, but equally I love the variety of scenery in Chile and the wilds of Scotland. And of course Africa.