I am a 55 year old Glaswegian who has lived more of his life south of the Scottish border in neighbouring England. I am a career Railway man working initially as a Signalman (politically correct phrase now is Signaller) on the Southend to London Liverpool Street line. I operated the old lever type signalboxes to the more then modern push route type when I spent several years at the very busy Shenfield. Photography is one of my passions. It gives me purpose. It allows me to see beautiful things, some less so, good and bad and sadly some ugly things. I have many photography books full of such wonderful examples, such as mountains, wildlife, sunrise and sunsets. Then there are many of subjects such as war, death and natural tragedies such as Tsunamis.
Today I live in Essex in the seaside town that is Southend-on-Sea. A new decade has just started. Life is short, so the next decade, if all is good in health and happiness, I am going to do my utmost to enjoy my life and capture as many memories and things of beauty and interest through my camera lens as I can. I am looking to experiment and try new things. One of those is to try out black and white photography. Another is more creative photography as I have always generally been a photographer that takes what the naked eye sees. So I’m going to push both myself and my camera to its limits. Let's see how I get on.