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.

Norfolk Art and Craft Fairs

In the past I regularly exhibited and sold my photography at local craft and art fairs, extremely proud knowing that my prints were travelling home with residents and tourists to destinations all over the world. Since becoming a father for the first time, with my partner Alison to Charlie Daniel Tink, born on the brilliant date of 11/12/13, I now restrict myself to 3 events a year at my favourite locations: Blakeney during the spring and summer and The Forum at Christmas. This year I will be exhibiting and selling my prints, books, greeting cards, magnets and key-ring’s at St Nicholas Church Hall at Blakeney Quay, with several other fine Norfolk crafters from April 4th to 10th and June 20th to 26th.


To be able to call myself a published photographer and author is thanks to Norwich-based author (and now brilliant feature writer for Fin City) Stephen Browning. In 2009, Stephen had finished writing ‘Discover Norwich’ – a brand new exciting hardback book on Norwich walks, but was short of some high resolution photos of certain areas of Norwich. I, of course, jumped at this incredible opportunity to have my photos published in a book which was a dream come true. Shortly after the release of ‘Discover Norwich’, I received a surprise email from Stephen’s publisher, Halsgrove, telling me how much they liked my photography and would I be interested in producing my own photographic tour of Norwich? Thus another dream came true and my first solo book entitled ‘The Spirit of Norwich‘ was born. It was published under the PiXZ imprint of Halsgrove and  is priced at 4.99.

Evolving from the success of our Norwich books, Stephen and I have found ourselves forming a unique publishing partnership. For the last 4 years we have worked together on 4 fantastic titles including: ‘The Spirit of Norwich Cathedral‘, ‘Norfolk – Exploring the Land of Wide Skies‘, ‘Norfolk Food Heroes‘ and ‘The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path‘.