Living on the West coast of Cumbria is a real bonus for me as I have access to some fantastic coastal locations and within 30 minutes I can be sat at a lakeside waiting for the sun to rise on a calm, still morning. I find my inspiration in the landscape around me as well as from other photographers from around the world.
I have always had an interest in great images, whether they are paintings, sketches or photographs. From a young age I enjoyed art at school and went on to study to A Level and then a Foundation course at Art College. At that time my only camera was a little 35mm point and shoot, which didn't really produce any decent images. It wasn't until more recently (16 years later), with the development of digital cameras that I really got into photography. I bought my first digital camera back in 2009, which was a Panasonic Bridge camera. I only had this for a couple of months before realising that I was completely hooked on landscape photography and decided to take the plunge and buy my first DSLR, a Nikon D90. From that moment on I have never looked back, continuing to learn the art of photography and gradually improving my technique.