I am an internationally published, award-winning freelance photographer, college photography tutor, writer and occasional filmmaker based in the south of England, who seems to spend most of his life on the road and on location in a campervan...
I have been creatively motivated by photography for over forty years, but my interest became obsessive at the turn of the 21st century. I began practising semi-professionally in 2014 and my body of commissioned and published material has gradually evolved since then.
In October of 2017 I was honoured beyond words to be named the 11th UK Landscape Photographer of the Year, winning first prize in the 'Take a View' LPOTY competition - so it seems only appropriate that you should all now refer to me as: El Potty the 11th... Better than El presidente and almost as good as El Duderino, right?!
In addition to LPOTY 2017, I was a category finalist in OPOTY 2017 (the outdoor photographer of the year competition); eight of my images, across three categories, were shortlisted for OPOTY 2016; and I was an OPOTY 2015 finalist. With my series 'Artists in Residences' I was shortlisted for the 2013 Taylor Wessing National Portrait Gallery competition.
As a landscaper, I am dedicated to celebrating the beauty of Great Britain's coast, countryside and architecture through my photography, examples of which regularly appear in major newspapers, magazines and online editorial galleries. The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Observer, The Mail, The Express and The Mirror have all featured my work and I have had images published in numerous countries, including the US, Italy, France, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Russia, Australia and China. My work is represented nationally and internationally by Barcroft Media and Getty images.
Anyway, enough shameless self-publicity... I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experiences with students and aficionados of photography and I regularly give illustrated presentations to photographic societies, schools and colleges. I host workshop tours in beautiful regions of the UK and Europe, and I have residential creative photography courses running throughout the academic year at West Dean College, near Chichester.
For those interested in advancing their photography technique through personal mentoring, I offer one-to-one and small group tuition. I also teach post-production image refinement and interpretation methods using Adobe software. Please access further information using the "Tuition" and "Talks" tabs above or get in touch via the website "Contact" page.