Born in 1967 in Warwick, Warwickshire, I moved to the Northwest of England in my early twenties.

I currently live in Wigan, Lancashire and have done for the past 30 years.

My main hobbies are photography and software development.

I’m active with my local photographic club Chorley Photographic Society and am currently the General Secretary of the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union, and also the General Secretary of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.

Some of my software projects include https://ukcpg.co.uk and https://cimgr.com which are provided as a free resource to fellow photographers.

I started photography as a hobby in 2006, after buying my first decent camera. I quickly became interested in national and international photographic competition and have remained active in entering competitions.