My career is centred around twin themes of landscape and theatrical photography, with a range of editorial and commercial work rooted in these two areas of specialization.
I run a stock library of my own UK landscapes, and sell prints through Art Parade, Saltaire, West Yorkshire. I have contributed landscape pictures to numerous books including my own regional guide to West Yorkshire. Clients for landscape photography include The Countryside Agency, National Trust, Yorkshire Dales National Park and Screen Yorkshire.
I have worked extensively for theatres and TV companies in the north of England, supplying production and rehearsal photographs and documenting outreach activities. Clients include West Yorkshire Playhouse, Sheffield Theatres and Pilot Theatre. I offer a special service for actors’ portraits.
Editorial photography for magazines and publishers has included portraiture, documentary and landscape commissions for Sunday Telegraph Magazine, Country Life, Country Living and Arts Council England.
My commercial work ranges from documenting art projects to PR work for government departments,museum archive photography and portraiture. I am involved with the Brontë Parsonage Museum as landscape, architectural and archive photographer.
My artistic work is inspired by photographic history and by landscape. The award of a NESTA Research Fellowship in 2006 enabled me to develop a new strand of work as a performer/lecturer. I am active in school education, and as a workshop leader in galleries and museums.
I am a co-founder of Whitestone Arts, a producing organization and research base in the South Pennines near Haworth.