I have lived in Clacton nearly all my life. My first proper camera was a 35mm Olympus Trip back in 1980.
From that I progressed to an SLR Nikon EM in 1982, then in early 1986 I bought a Nikon FE2, which many of the images on this website were taken with. The FE2 is a brilliant camera especially for night photography which is one of my passions. Then in the summer of 2000 I bought my first auto-focus SLR, a Nikon F90X
My first digital camera was a Fuji compact A210 from that I progressed and in May 2006 I bought my first DSLR a Fuji S2 Pro, another great camera which takes my Nikon lenses. Then in 2009 another upgrade to a Fuji S3 Pro, which although rather slow, was a great camera, I now use a Nikon D600 + various FX lenses, all I shoot now are digital images.
1989-1991 Studied the BFP - ( Bureau of Freelance Photography ) since completion I have
had several articles and many images published
1993-1995 Official photographer for " Clacton Amateur Operatic Society "
this involved shooting portraits of cast, publicity shoot and dress rehearsals
1994 - to date Became a member of Clacton Colour Slide Club, holding positions of:-Competiton Secretary,
Projectionist also served as a commitee member, during these years winning several cups and
trophies in the various competitions held.
Club now has new name " Clacton Projected Images Club " CPIC
1997 Won " Best of Tendring " Photographic Competition
( image of Thorrington Watermill ) which has been used in several local guide brochures
2005 - to Jan 2013 Official photographer for Clacton Amateur Dramatic Society - " CADS "
this involves shooting portraits of cast members, publicity shots at HQ or location
including the dress rehearsal at the Westcliff Theatre
2012 Set up website for " Clacton Projected Images Club " am now the official webmaster
March to July Produced and launched a set of local postcards, eleven in total all within the Clacton area,
there are now 31 designs.
available in local outlets:-
Send a Card, Rujal News, Magdalen Green Post Office,
Clacton Shopping Outlet (Tourist Information )
2013 In November I supplied a selection of local images to " Priory Estates " to be used in their current brochure.
2014 Launched a selection of Clacton Fridge Magnets.
available in local outlets:- Send a Card, Jennie`s Gifts, Kiosk at top of Pier Gap, Greensward Cafe.
2016 Produced new 5 image Clacton Bookmark to trial in " Send a Card " Station Rd
also produced four designs of Clacton Christmas cards which can also be bought from
" Send a Card " in run up to Christmas.
2018 Produced Clacton keyrings in two designs, available from " Send a Card " Station Road, Clacton
1990 - to date and beyond - Recording the constant changes in Clacton-on-Sea through images taken day and night which is simply named " The Clacton Project " with well over 1,000 images in stock in all three formats - prints, transparencies and digital files plus video footage