I grew up in a village on the edge of the New Forest and spent my childhood exploring the forest and local villages. I am fascinated by landscapes and wildlife.

I currently live in Salisbury, Wiltshire with a view of the Cathedral Spire that towers over the City. I cycle to work, passing through the idyllic, medieval water meadows. As the sun rises, I linger to take photos or just to watch the wildlife as it wakes and starts a new day; sightings of Kingfishers, Otters, Herons, Swans and Water Voles are common but those that know me best know that Birds of Prey are my favourite. I can happily spend hours watching these majestic winged predators and I will go out of my way to photograph them in flight.

The Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset countryside offers unending opportunities for stunning photography. From the rolling hills of North Wiltshire to the domineering spire of Salisbury Cathedral, to the gentle New Forest or the crashing waves of the Jurassic Coast, it is a truly inspirational region to capture the beauty of landscape and wildlife.

Photography gives me a sense of calm and peace and has proved to be a great therapy for me. When I'm focussing on getting the perfect picture, I find I have thought of little else. I can lose hours as I walk and capture moments in time.

I love to travel and enjoy photographing new landscapes and wildlife.

Although I am largely a self-taught photographer, I have completed online training and regularly work with other photographers to perfect my skills; there are always new techniques to learn or photographs to take inspiration from.

My favourite photography quote captures my feelings on photography perfectly, once you have taken a picture you have captured a moment in time, your thoughts and feelings that made you press the shutter button are what makes a photograph. You can have the most expensive camera in the world but if you don't take the time to see what is around you or put in effort to capture it in it's purest form then your photograph will be void of feeling.

It is an illusion that photographs are made with the camera. They are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson 1908-2004

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