In addition to my photography teaching, Iíve spent over 30 years in professional photography working around the UK and abroad on a variety of commercial and editorial assignments. My images have now been published in print, in around 30 countries.
I wrote and presented the ITV photography series A Moment in Time, which combined landscape and portrait images with the childhood reminiscences of 12 famous people from the North East of England, and during the series, I became the first person to demonstrate Adobe Photoshop on UK television.
Over recent years, I have developed the use of photography, film and multimedia with hospice patients, families bereaved through murder and children excluded from mainstream education. A film I made with hospice patient Joanne Cairns from Ashington, was shortlisted in the Best Documentary Film category of the prestigious Limelight Film & Arts National Awards.
I gained a teaching qualification 16 years ago and since then, have taught people of all ages and skill levels, to be better photographers.
Qualified Master Photographer (two professional Institutes)
Qualified Adult Education Teacher
Post Graduate Qualification in Continuing Education
Apple Teacher Institute - Digital Media in the Creative Classroom
BCS Digital Cre8tor - qualified as Trainer and Assessor
30+ years as working Photographer
16 years as Photography & Darkroom Teacher
10 consecutive years Evening Chronicle Bride of the Year Photographer
7 years Hospice Creative Therapist and Bereavement Art Therapist