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Born in 1955, I have spent most of my life in west / central Scotland and live in Lanarkshire with my long suffering and understanding wife and our canine companions.
I was introduced to photography in my early teens by my father and have been an addict ever since. The process of pre-visualizing an image and seeing that come to fruition will never cease to thrill me and it is that excitement which drives me on, despite the early rises, the late returns and the weight of my backpack, to devote the bulk of my spare time to my passions of landscape photography, hill-walking and travel.
After decades of taking photographic trips to wherever took my fancy, I have decided to dedicate my photographic self, and this site, to the islands on the north western fringes of Europe and, in particular, to those islands which were touched by both the Celts and the Norsemen - two peoples back to whom I am, undoubtedly, able to trace my roots.
I have another website, the link to which is on the "Links" page of this website. It is my original website and covers the landscape and architecture of all the areas of the world I have visited. If you see an image on that site you would like to order, please do not hesitate to send me an email detailing your requirements.
Apart from my family and the passions mentioned above, the other passions in my life are a love of cooking, fine wine and single malt Scotch whisky.
I do hope you enjoy the photographs in this site and those in my original site, should you choose to visit it, and hope they give you some feel for the passion I have for the mountains, dales and coastlines of this corner of Europe.
The picture below is of the central and north western fells of the Lake District, looking, from the summit of Skiddaw Little Man, over Keswick and Derwent Water, on an extremely cold and blowy day.