A Geordie by birth, he is a geographer by training and a photographer by choice.
Recently retired from a career in town planning and then the information technology industry, he has been able to focus more on photography.
"As well as the technicalities I am learning to look, observe, and see, and understand better.
I'm looking at and appreciating landscapes. I'm observing the diversity and complexity of wildlife. I'm seeing the beauty in everyday things around me.
I'm understanding the intricacy and importance of the ecosystem that is the world in which we all share"
Many of his pictures are taken in his native Northumberland, elsewhere in Northeast England or in the Scottish Borders.
Some are from further afield, such as the Scottish Highlands or the Mittelrhein or Mosel valleys in Germany.
He takes 'outdoor' as a wide brief - from water to wildlife, trees to transport, and plants to people.
Pictures of 'Tyneside' exhibited at the Tyneside Coffee Rooms in Newcastle upon Tyne, 2016 and 2017
' Sun's rays streaming through the beech canopy' at Dawyck Botanic Garden
Winner, 'Abstract' Category, Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh Photography Competition, 2017. Also published in the 2019 RBGE calendar and exhibited at the John Hope Gateway Visitor Centre.
Highly Commended, 'Wildlife in the Garden' Category, Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh Photography Competition, 2017. Also published in the 2019 RBGE calendar and exhibited at the John Hope Gateway Visitor Centre.
' Melrose Abbey'
Commended , 'Architecture' Category, Historic Scotland photographic competition, 2016. Published in the Historic Scotland Members magazine, Spring 2017.
Short-listed, Scottish Nature Photography Awards, 2016. Published in the SNPA 2016 Portfolio Yearbook.