All About Me
I am a Scottish landscape photographer originally from the market town of Dumfries which is in the South of Scotland. I am now based in the Cumbrian city of Carlisle, close to the Lake District. Being situated in Carlisle means I am able to travel up into Scotland, down into the Lake District or even over to the Northeast within a very short time, some would say the perfect place to live for a photographer.
I am Scottish, and of course this means I love the highlands & islands of Scotland more than any other place in the UK. In Scotland we don't have bad weather, only different weather!
My photography started back in 2005 when I got interested in taking images of the prehistory of the UK, but mainly the prehistoric rock carvings that are found around the north of England and all over Scotland. Those carvings are usually found within a landscape context, and since 2010 led me into a more conventional type of landscape photography.
In 2014 I had my most successful accolade to date, winning the Landscape Category in the 2014 Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, My winning of image of a misty morning at Threave Castle, Dumfries and Galloway took the award. I also had a couple of other images included and was given a Highly Commended portfolio award. The images appeared in the 2014 year book and exhibition.
In the past I have had images used by English Heritage, printed as a number of book covers and used in local and national press. In 2011, I had images short-listed in the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, with further success in 2012 and 2013 having images short-listed as commended, awarded a place in the yearbooks as well as appearing at the National Theatre in London for the exhibition. A great honour indeed!
I hope you will enjoy my images as I travel through the beautiful landscapes we have in the UK.