About me / Background info

I live in either Blackpool (a seaside town in the north-west of England) or a small village about 20km south of Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria, with my wife and seven of our children: Antigone, Tabitha, Finley, Harmony, Rhowan, Camilla, and Amirah. Finley and I are seriously outnumbered ;-)

Though I’ve been interested in photography for over twenty years it was only when I started posting images on the internet that I really began to take it seriously. It all started in July 2003 when I began to use some of my photographs to accompany the entries in a static weblog; a little later I set up a separate photoblog using Movable Type, which, on February 5th 2004, became chromasia. Since then I’ve had a number of commissions, licensed images to companies in Brazil, Holland, Romania, the UK and the US, have photographed a handful of weddings with John Washington, and have sold quite a number of prints. In the middle of all this (June 2005) I recieved a major commission from the Arts Council England concerning the Catalyst Conference which took place in Manchester and Liverpool in September 2005. At this point my wife and I decided to register chromasia as a limited company (there’s a bit more information about our company on this page).

Up until January 2007 chromasia was a part-time concern, fitted in around me being a lecturer in Higher Education (lecturing in psychology at the University of Bolton), but since then Libby and I have been running chromasia full-time.

In terms of the kinds of photography you’ll find on chromasia: I did think that at some point I’d settle down to either a particular style or subject matter, but as you’ll see if you look through my images, it’s all a bit eclectic: the landscape around Blackpool, shots of my children and their friends, long exposure night shots, submissions to the Photo Friday challenges, and so on. I guess I should also add that chromasia is very much a work in progress; i.e. it’s not a gallery of exclusively great shots. Some work, some don’t … that’s just how it goes.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the image that accompanies this section is selected randomly from some of the images I have in my self-portrait category. If you’d like to see more of them, just click on the image and it will take you to the category page.

Other than that, I’m not sure what else to tell you, but if you do have any questions .

equipment

The very first image on chromasia was taken a long time ago on a Nikon F4 and it’s the only analogue shot on the entire site. Early shots were taken with either a FujiFilm FinePix 40i, a Canon Powershot G5, or a Canon 20D, while the current material was shot with a Canon 5D Mark II or 1Ds Mark II and a variety of lenses. Have a look further down this page (in the right-hand sidebar) for a full list of my equipment.

links

I take part in the Photo Friday challenges (and have been awarded noteworthies for some of them). Chromasia is listed at photoblogs.org (and my favourites are listed here).

When I get around to it I’ll add a list of some of my favourite sites to this page.

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