I have worked behind the lens for 50 years. In that time I have seen many changes and used a wide array of evolving technologies. My escapades as a news photographer have shown me amazement, horror, laughter and thrills, I have recently retired to a much more sane lifestyle.
In my early career I photographed wildlife; my greatest pleasure was roaming through forests in search of deer and meeting people who lived in this environment. This pleasure spread to photographing foxes, and like little ‘Topsey’ it took over my life.
I have had two books published, ‘Foxes’ and ‘Deer’ by A&C Black. My work has been published in most of the top UK glossy magazines with some appearances in Europe and America.
I was headhunted through my processing lab to meet with the design group at RMC (now Cemex); they wanted someone to photograph a wildlife calendar for the next year. The most important thing that came out of this meeting was that I was to work with a Hasselblad camera. They obviously thought the camera was more important than the person behind the lens. I secured the job and over the next ten years photographed another four of their calendars, both nature and environmental.
My luckiest photographic moment was at 3am in the south of England, photographing for RMC’s environmental calendar. The site I was working on was a huge acreage of sand and gravel extraction that had been turned into a golf course, when a fox I had been watching walked out onto the putting green with a flag flying above his head.
I have been published in the World Press Year Book and in the World Wildlife Year Book. My work has contributed to many printed publications and rights to my images are now handled by my agent.
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