I am Technical Librarian who deals with cargo planes and who has a passion for photography and music.
I studied photography in 1998 at Cambridge Arts and Sciences sixth form college. I had a good tutor who really inspired me and it helped that I found the dark room a peaceful and relaxing environment to work in. When I told my Grandfather, who was a photographer himself, that I had discovered the joy of capturing the world around us on film he gave me this advice “a good photographer always has their camera”, a rule I follow to this day.
As my passion for photography grew I decided to join Cambridge Camera Club and then Saffron Walden Camera Club. It is at these two clubs that I am still mastering photography and making new friends.
In the 2018 SWCC exhibition, I won the Mayor's choice of favourite photograph and was awarded the Tony Sweet Founders Cup, photographed above. I also had been awarded the Saffron Plate for the 'Committee's Choice' of a specific image which had not received an award from the judge. It was the first time in the history of the club that these two trophies had been won together.
My family are keen sailors. My Dad and brother have their boats in Aldeburgh. I enjoy watching the starts of the racing and I saw this as an opportunity to use my camera. In 2018 I was asked to become the official photographer for the yacht club. Some photos have been published in newsletters, calendars, books, British Dragon Association News, Yachts and Yachting magazine and Yachting Monthly.
Music is also a great passion of mine. I play the flute and piccolo for the Cambridge Sinfonietta Orchestra and Walden Winds. As well as enjoying woodwind instruments I am an accomplished pianist and teach these instruments and music theory to friends and family.