Photography wasn’t my first love (I’m not sure what was if I am honest, probably pencils, paper, matches, and fire) but I do like looking at stuff, investigating, being quietly nosy, and I have been playing around with cameras and taking photographs since my mid-teens in the long-ago mid-1970s so the elements are sort of ingrained within my ‘being’ even if I was using them for other things.
My first proper camera was the (apparently infamous) Fujica STX-1, which up until recently I’d thought was a present for my 18th birthday from my parents but it is now quite possible that I may have bought it for myself from a friend. Anyway, however I came to own it is irrelevant, it is now classed as a ‘vintage’ camera and the years have passed-by slyly without me really noticing. Apart from the falling-out teeth bit, I notice that a lot.
I am currently using the Fuji X-T2, and if my otherwise excellent mobile phone had a better camera I would be using that too. I like the way in which different technologies force me to see differently. Overall I still see myself as more of a ‘snapper’, though I don’t use that as a self-deprecating derogatory term, it is merely the best description I can come up with… I like to go for a wander, find stuff, and take its picture. It’s as simple and uncomplicated as that.
You can find more of me and my photography on Instagram and the Roving Eye website – Roving Eye is a small community of photographers which i set-up in 2015, we exist mostly online but like to have exhibitions every now and again.
As well as the photography thing I have been creating bespoke websites since 2002, either hand-coded or (as is most likely these days) using Content Management Systems (CMS) such as WordPress. So if you need a new website building, or a old one updating or a broken one fixing then give me a call, I bet I can fix it. I also have many years experience of creating and running personal and business integrated profiles across the internet, so if you are struggling with finding the time to do all that (boring) stuff you should give me a call about that too.