Growing up in the Fine City of Norwich
I was born in Norwich in 1981 where I still live today. Since young I have always had a keen interest in art and crafts, a passion also shared with my two sisters, Laura and Hannah – our parents, Leanne and Barry are very proud of us all. I studied computing and IT throughout my teenage years, leading to higher education at Norwich City College and Sheffield Hallam University. On returning home to Norwich I joined a web and smartphone app development company called Astutech Ltd, who I still work fulltime for to this day.
Discovering the magic of photography
My photography began as a hobby in 2005 with a slightly chucky 2 megapixel Kodak digital camera, – it was perfect! It had nothing on today’s cameras but at the time it did everything I wanted and was versatile enough for me to experiment with and have fun.
My subject matter has always been varied, but landscapes have remained special. I consider myself very fortunate to live and work in Norfolk. It is a beautiful and unique place. On a personal level there is no greater feeling than finding myself isolated on the North Norfolk Coast with nothing but natural surroundings, space and light all around me, capturing that special moment forever. I find the Norfolk coastline fascinating – cliffs rise and fall; beaches are interspersed with salt marshes and Marram grass filled sand-dunes; and boats bob along meandering creeks. The towns and villages dotted along this picturesque coastline are full of character and charm.
Birth of Scenic Norfolk
My love of photographing Norfolk soon became one I wanted to share and in 2006 I created my own website Scenic Norfolk, not only to provide a showcase for my Norfolk photos, but in hope of attracting people to visit our beautiful county. What better way I thought than to show of Norfolk in all its glory through my pictures? I am pleased to say that Scenic Norfolk has since grown and attracts thousands of visitors per month from all over the world.