I'm a photographer and writer based in South West England close to the junction of Somerset, Dorset and Devon, having previously been based in Berkshire for 30 years. My photography ranges from landscape, through the natural world to travel, whilst my writing covers hill and countryside walking especially in the south and south-west regions of England, as well as UK and European travel.
I have interests in nature, native woodlands, geology and local history and I have been a keen hill walker and photographer for most of my life. I hold a Mountain Leader (summer) Certificate and have also worked as a part-time outdoor education instructor (though that was a few years ago..!); I am also a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.
Over the past 15 years I have written and illustrated a number of books, including several walking guidebooks published by Cicerone such as Walking the Kennet and Avon Canal, Walking the Ridgeway and Walking in the New Forest. I have also provided contributions to several other titles and publishers. Images from some of my books have been arranged into short slideshows to give a flavour of the area.
I have written and illustrated several hundred articles for a range of national and regional newspapers and magazines, including a monthly walks feature for a Berkshire / Buckinghamshire lifestyle magazine between 2010 and 2018 and for a Hampshire lifestyle magazine between 2011 and 2018. My photographs, of which over 3000 have now been published, have been used in a variety of media from books to articles and magazine covers.
Publishers and media outlets that have used my work include:
AA Publishing - Adventure Travel - Berkshire Life - Bradwell Books - Camping - Cicerone - Cicerone Extra (online) - Country Walking - Crowood Press - Hampshire Life - Frances Lincoln - Independent - Independent on Sunday - Inntravel - North Wessex Downs AONB - Reading Chronicle - The Countryman - The Great Outdoors - Trail
As for camera equipment, I have been a lifelong Olympus user and currently use Olympus / OM-System Micro Four Thirds digital mirrorless cameras and lenses.
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2017 - Highly Commended - OWPG Awards for Excellence (Guidebook), ‘Walking the Kennet and Avon Canal’; published by Cicerone