TRAVEL

The majority of my work over the last 25 years has been as a travel and documentary photographer visiting many countries around the world. At home in London I concentrate on studio portraits and producing fine art prints for sale.

Countries Photographed: Argentina – Australia – Brazil – Brunei – Canada – Chile - Cook Islands – Costa Rica - Cuba – Curacao – Cyprus – Fiji – France - French Polynesia – Greece - Hong Kong – Iceland – Japan – Jordan - Korea – Malaysia – Malta - New Zealand – Panama - Sabah – Samoa – Sarawak – Taiwan – Tenerife - Tonga - USA (California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming) – Venezuela.

I have been a judge on the Travel Photographer Of The Year completion since its inception and am a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers


DANCE & MUSIC

Dance and movement have always fascinated me; capturing a moving subject at the one crucial expressive moment in beautiful light that tells the story with a camera is exhilarating. In London I have taken pictures at Sadlers Wells Theatre of the ‘Flamenco Festival’ and the Peacock Theatre of ‘Tango Fire’, both for publication in Dance Today magazine. I have also photographed dance students at the London Contemporary Dance School, and for an exhibition at The Place theatre I photographed Hong Kong dancer Muna Tseng. In Japan I have extensively photographed the Mitsuko Inao Ballet School in Kyoto and also jazz and other bands at outdoor concerts, in clubs and live venues.


PORTRAITS

I photograph clients in either contemporary softlight style, mostly with daylight, or in classic 1930s Hollywood style using traditional tungsten lighting. Most of my clients have been writers and people from the world of entertainment:

Marian Babson, crime writer Pauline Bailey, a 'Marilyn Monroe' look-a-like Martin Connelly, character actor Amanda Gleave, opera singer Kazuko Hohki, cabaret performer Debbie Jaffe, children's author Audrey Leybourne, actress Sarah J Mason, crime writer Orla McFeeley, dance student Olive Murray, opera singer Miranda Seymour, biographer Rika Shimizu, jazz saxophone player Christopher Timothy, leading actor Muna Tseng, choreographer/dancer

FINE ART PRINTS

As a specialist in photography of Japan, and in particular, Kyoto, a selection of Fine Art Limited Edition prints of 50 in each size of my Kyoto image collection is available online from www.kyotophotogallery.com Each print is signed and numbered and printed by London specialist fine art printers Point 101 who are members of the Fine Art Trade Guild. The prints are on archival paper and guaranteed to last 200 years.


EQUESTRIAN IMAGES
I have been taking equestrian images since the early 1970s, predominantly horse racing. Image is Red Rum's trainer Ginger McCain and myself on Southport beach in 1974.

EXHIBITIONS
Solo UK Exhibitions
2016 "Kyoto Dreams" in London at Burgh House, Hampstead
2015 "Kyoto – city of dreams" in London at Calumet Photographic Gallery
2014 "Kyoto – city of dreams" in London at Mokspace Gallery
2009 "Geisha Dreams" in London at the Pro Lounge of Jacobs New Oxford Street
2005 "Images of Jordan", in London at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel
2003 "Images of Jordan", in London on their World Travel Market stand
2002 "Cook Islands - Heart of Polynesia" in London at Royal Commonwealth Society
2001 "People of Japan" in London as part of the Japan 2001 Festival
1999 "Tonga - Polynesia's Kingdom" in London at Royal Commonwealth Society
1997 "Taiwan Visions" in London of Taiwan at The Barbican Library
1996 "Gaijin's Eye" in Newbury of Japan at The Corn Exchange
1996 "Muna Tseng" in London of the Hong Kong dancer at The Place Theatre
1996 "Gaijin's Eye" in London of Japan at Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
1988 "Traveller's Eye" in London of eighteen countries

Solo Foreign Exhibitions
2014 "Kyoto – city of dreams" in Kyoto, Japan at Gallery Yuishin
2004 "Tonga - Polynesia's Kingdom" in Japan, at Art Zone Gallery, Naniwa Camera, Kyoto
2002 "Maiko and Geisha - A Hidden World", my impressions of the geisha world in Japan, at the Foreign Correspondents Club, Tokyo.
2001 "Maiko and Geisha - A Hidden World", exhibited a kilometre from where I took the pictures in Japan at Art Zone Gallery, Naniwa Camera, Kyoto.
2000 "Gaijin's Eye in Japan", twenty photos exhibited taken in 1990 through which I found eight connections back to then at c@feupstairs, Uwajima, Japan.

Mixed UK & Foreign Exhibitions
1998 "Bridges" Japan tour to ten venues as part of 'Festival UK 98'
1998 "Bridges" UK, Germany and Poland with Daiwa Foundation exhibitors
1991 "Eyes on Japan" in London with a potter