Photographer for 35 years working in communication. Extensive and varied experience within the sector. 18 years’ experience in publishing and 10 years’ experience in website development working with American and UK developers - we build from scratch.

30 years’ experience working alongside local authority’s and government agencies in the UK.

5 years spent in and out of China working with the Chinese government assisting in their new tourism marketing campaign (China goes Global program).

Key Skills 

I work in the following areas:
•Commercial Photography, all aspects, studio, location, aerial, product and people
•Photojournalism and Documentary Photography - project development, research, production
•Publishing - management layout and workflow to the press
•Website development, construction, implementation and SEO
•Blogging and content creation
•Photoshop, InDesign, Rapid Weaver

Products 

I can provide introductory training in following:
•Web - Concept/planning, design, construction, maintenance
•Blogging - construction, implementation, content creation
•Social Media - implementation, cross posting, SEO
•Document creation - specifically using InDesign and Photoshop

Workshops/demonstrations 

Talks and hands on:
•Analogue film, 35mm, 4x5” plate cameras and the B/W darkroom*
•Photography lighting for a portrait in the studio and on location
•The Portrait – from conventional to the street
•The Landscape, from the ground and from the sky
•Websites – planning, building, implementation and maintenance.
•Social media and Google
•Publishing – concept, planning, copy, design and commercial printing.
I accept commissions. I also provide bespoke in-house training with the objective to give individuals within a business the necessary skills and tools to implement social media and websites. Why commission something when you can teach it.

*New for 2018 a mobile darkroom for the processing of film and print.

Employment History

Self Employed - 1985 to Present

Experience and Responsibilities

•Managing a professional studio and darkroom
•Hands on experience with commercial photography
•Managing a publishing team.
•Responsible for print management (on press) in Spain and China
•Responsible for employment and HR management
•Consulting and implementing on a tourism program with the Chinese Government
•Assisting with Photo Festivals in China
•Working with numerous UK government agencies producing publications
•Hands on experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
•Marketing/promotion – from concept through research, to implementation
•Basic core photography teaching
•Analogue film photography covering the use of film to the darkroom
•Cloud based data, implementation, sharing, and use

Education

University of the Arts London
(January 2014 – December 2016)

•MA – Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

Blackpool and Fylde College - Photography
(September 1982 – July 1985)

•NVQ and PQE

Hobbies & Interests

I work with the charity Relay for Life (Cancer Research UK) providing promotion, websites and marketing.

I am a trainee pilot, enjoy walking, fishing and travel within the UK.