In 1981, giving up on life as a postman after 6 gruelling months, he picked up his mother’s Olympus Trip and started to take photographs, immediately relating to the B&W form as his preferred method for portraiture.
Given the chance to work for Record Mirror in 1986 he learnt how to grab a portrait in just a few minutes. From marshalling an inebriated young Happy Mondays into some sort of shape before they all wandered off, to the shortest shoot of half a minute, when, architect Renzo Piano, posed by a window and a Press Officer counted down each individual second.
Further work for Melody Maker, NME, The Guardian and various Architectural papers followed with assignments to photograph yoga Guru, BKS Iyengar; poet/writer, Maya Angelou; and, bluesman, John Lee Hooker.
Eventually a young family meant a move to Cornwall where he continues his love of black and white photography, concentrating on miniature landscapes.View Stephen Parker's rock photography