I was born in England during the "swinging sixties" to a war hero father and creative mother.
One of my earliest memories is of my father instructing me on how to hold a camera to take a photo of him and my mother at the seashore on vacation. My father encouraged my ongoing interest in his hobby and that started a lifelong journey in photography.
After College I started my career as a newspaper photographer using 35mm, moving to Nikon digital in 2004. With digital photography my interest in Photoshop commenced and I have continued to update my post production skill set with Photoshop, Lightroom, Muse (website design) and Premiere Pro (video editing)
My love of travel has also inspired me to see the world while on a constant search for photographic opportunities. My involvement in Stock imagery started in 1990 and I have amassed a library of more than 50,000 high quality images serving stock photo agencies and magazines worldwide.
My specialities are Travel / Tourism, Editorial, News, Advertising, Websites, Real Estate, Industrial, Aviation, Office wall decor, Restaurant wall decor & Retail sales.
In 2012 I moved to Sarasota with my wife and in 2016 I earned my FAA Commercial UAV drone Pilot's license operating a DJI Inspire 1 which is perfect for all professional applications.
Whatever your project, call or email me for prices.
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