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.

nominations and awards
featured elsewhere

All of which is really rewarding :-)

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COMPUTERS AND HARDWARE
17" MacBook Pro
15.4" MacBook Pro
Apple 24" LED Cinema Display
Wacom Intuos3 Graphics Tablet
4TB Infrant ReadyNAS NV+
500GB MirrorDrive RAID

CAMERAS
Canon 1Ds Mark II
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 5D
Panasonic Lumix GF-1
Ricoh GR Digital III

CAMERAS (previously owned/sold)
Canon 20D + BG-E2 battery grip
Canon PowerShot G9
Canon PowerShot G5
FujiFilm FinePix 40i

LENSES
EF 15mm f/2.8 fisheye
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
EF 100mm f/2.8 macro USM
EF 135mm f/2.8 soft focus
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Lensbaby Composer

FILTERS
Lee Filter system
105mm Circular Polarizer
P105 Wide-Angle Lens Hood
Graduated ND Soft Filter Set
Graduated ND Hard Filter Set

OTHER EQUIPMENT
Speedlite 580EX II
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2
TC-80N3 timer remote control
Gitzo GT3540LS tripod
Really Right Stuff BH-55 PCL-1 panning clamp
055XPROB tripod with 484RC2 head
Manfrotto 681B monopod
Manfrotto 322RC2 grip head
WhiBal™ G6 Balance Card

BAGS/CASES
Thinktank Airport International v2.0
Pelican 1510 hard case
Lowepro Apex 60 AW
Lowepro Mini Trekker AW
Lowepro Mini Mag AW

SOFTWARE
OS X
BBEdit
Transmit
Capture One Pro
DxO Optics Pro + FilmPack
FDRTools
Lightroom
Photomatix Pro
Photoshop CS5
PTgui Pro
RAW Developer

PHOTOSHOP PLUGINS
Noise Ninja
LensFix & Panorama Tools

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