My background is in engineering and being a designer I've always had an interest in art in all its forms, especially visual art and music.
Photography has been slow to be accepted as an art form, and in fact the amount of junk we see rather reinforces that prejudice. And whilst it can indeed be simply a medium of record, of transient interest to onlookers, it can also be an amazing medium of expression. This is an area that specifically interests me, though putting together effective creative composites is very time consuming and somewhat dispiriting when conventionally inclined camera club judges don't "get it". But having judged at club competitions myself I do have some sympathy with the tricky decisions they sometimes face.
I served on the committee of the Harrogate Photographic Society for ten years and was its president in 2013-14.
I'm a regular cyclist, and have many activities apart from photography, but that's another matter for another place!
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