A Sassenach living on the north coast of Scotland in the county of Caithness, part of the Highland region. Caithness is often discribed as the land beyond the highlands, open landscapes with big skies, dramatic cliffs and wide sandy beaches. It is in many ways a landscape photographers heaven, and one could say that it is somewhat like being the proverbial "Child in a sweet shop".
My photography has evolved through the use of lots of film, learning to be self critical and the influence of other photographers. Through the 1980's and 1990's I went to as many photographic exhibitions as I could, the highlights of these exhibitions were Ansel Adams at the Barbican and Sebastiano Salgado at the RPS in Bath. Other photographers that made a lasting impression at this time were Don McCullin, Fay Goodwin, Bill Brandt,, Paul Strand and James Ravilious.
As my love for landscape photography has developed I have continued to derive inspiration from the work of photographers, those that immediatly spring to mind are Charlie Waite, David Ward, Colin Prior and Joe Cornish.