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I've been around photography and photographers for more than three decades. For the last ten years I’ve been running photographic workshops, and the previous twenty years were spent editing photojournalism on UK national newspapers.
Can you tell me a little about your education, childhood passions, early exposure to photography and vocation?
I was born in Sheffield. My Dad was a newspaper editor, my Mum a mother and housewife. Dad worked all hours in his office in the city centre, but I preferred being outdoors and as our back garden opened out into woodland, that’s where I remember spending my childhood when I wasn’t at school. We then moved to the edge of the Peak District and in my early teenage years I explored further afield on the moors and along the rivers. I was in the Scouts and by good luck the leader wasn’t into uniforms and badges, he wanted to be outdoors even more than I did, so we camped, canoed, night hiked and built rope bridges. I enjoyed it all.