I’ve been taking photographs for as long as I can remember. My late father was taught photography whilst serving in the RAF. As a child he regaled me with stories of how he hung out of the open door of a plane in flight whilst he took photographs of the landscape below him. Once he left the RAF he used his photography skills to subsidise his income by taking photographs for the local newspaper and as a wedding photographer. In my early teens I thought nothing of spending an afternoon in the darkroom with him counting elephants (an ‘old’ photographer will understand what that means) and agitating the chemicals.

My own photography is a world away from my dads as I tend to specialise in the natural world and close-up images of my hands making things (these images often support my magazine how-to features). What follows below are just a small selection of my photographs.